For Immediate Release
Dallas Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Federal Prison on Firearm Conviction
DALLAS — Mark Anthony Esparza, 32, of Dallas, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 100 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2016, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Esparza pleaded guilty to one count of convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Esparza has been in custody since the time of his arrest in June 2016.
According to evidence presented at the sentencing hearing, on October 18, 2015, officers with the Dallas Police Department arrested Esparza, who had previously been convicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, for possessing a .40 caliber pistol. Esparza also possessed heroin and methamphetamine with the firearm.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and Dallas Police Department investigated the case. Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay prosecuted.