For Immediate Release
Miami-Dade Resident Convicted of Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
The defendant discarded the firearm on school grounds
A Miami resident pled guilty in federal court on July 28, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office; Rodolfo Llanes, Chief, City of Miami Police Department (MPD); and Ian A. Moffett, Chief, Miami-Dade Schools Police Department, made the announcement.
Frederick Frazier, 22, pled guilty to being in possession of a firearm while a convicted felon. Frazier faces a maximum statutory sentence of ten years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro on October 13, 2017.
According to the court record, including the agreed upon factual proffer, on April 20, 2017, Frazier fled from law enforcement officers and discarded a loaded firearm on the property of Holmes Elementary School. The firearm was recovered by law enforcement. The defendant was a convicted felon and as such was legally prohibited from being in possession of the firearm.
Mr. Greenberg commends the investigative efforts of the MPD and Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. Mr. Greenberg also thanked the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office for their assistance. This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Marianne Curtis from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.