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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Texas

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Joseph D. Brown
, United States Attorney
Contact: Davilyn Walston

Jefferson County Felon Sentenced to 17 1/2 Years for Firearms Violations

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 35-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

 

Michael Anthony Victoria pleaded guilty on Nov. 9, 2017, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

           

According to information presented in court, on Dec. 10, 2016, Victoria was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  As a convicted felon, Victoria is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.  Victoria was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2017 and charged with federal firearms violations.

 

This case was prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.  Project Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in the Eastern District of Texas. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

 

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