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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 18, 2015
Kenneth Magidson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Angela Dodge

Laredo Man Gets Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Ammo

LAREDO, Texas – A previously convicted felon who resided in Laredo has been sentenced for illegally possessing 14 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammunition, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Humberto Hilario-Gomez, 25, of Laredo, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition on Jan. 13, 2015. 

 

Today, U.S. District Judge George P. Kazen handed Hilario-Gomez a sentence of 72 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. The Judge commented on Hilario-Gomez’s young age and his extensive history of violent behavior. Hilario-Gomez expressed remorse over his actions.

 

The conviction stems from an aggravated robbery investigation initiated by Laredo Police Department. After it was determined that Hilario-Gomez was involved in the robbery, a warrant was issued and executed at his residence. There, officers discovered the ammunition in his home.

 

Hilario-Gomez has prior felony convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly weapon in a penal institution, taking a weapon from an officer, robbery, and evading arrest with a motor vehicle. As such, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition per federal law.

 

The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Laredo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher A. dos Santos prosecuted the case.

 

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