For Immediate Release
FEDERAL JURY CONVICTS ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury yesterday found Raimundo Hogan (42, Jacksonville) guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hogan, who qualifies as an Armed Career Criminal, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing will be scheduled for early next year.
Hogan was indicted on September 21, 2016.
According to testimony presented at trial, on February 26, 2016, Hogan was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a seatbelt violation. Hogan fled from the car while holding a Glock pistol in his right hand. A patrol officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and a civilian both observed Hogan with the pistol, which he threw and was recovered at the scene. After a short pursuit, Hogan was apprehended.
According to court documents and Florida Department of Corrections records, Hogan has prior convictions for armed robbery, aggravated assault, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. As such, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jason Mehta and Frank Talbot.
This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program – a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Daryl R. McCrary, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.