For Immediate Release
Madison Felon Sentenced to 63 Months for Possessing Firearm
MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jaime Williams, 34, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 63 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a loaded firearm as a convicted felon. Williams pleaded guilty to this charge on March 17, 2021.
The charge in this case stemmed from a traffic stop of Williams’s vehicle on September 26, 2020. After stopping Williams, police searched his vehicle and located a loaded 9-millimeter Ruger handgun on the driver’s side floorboard. This handgun had previously been reported stolen. Additionally, officers located crack cocaine in the vehicle and MDMA in Williams’s pocket.
This is Williams’s third conviction for illegally possessing a firearm as a felon. At time of the offense in this case, he was serving a term of extended supervision in connection with his two state convictions for this crime.
The charges against Williams were the result of an investigation conducted by the Madison Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor L. Kraus.