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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Florida

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Christopher P. Canova
, United States Attorney
Contact: Amy Alexander

Pensacola Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 224 Months in Federal Prison

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Donald Santoriello, 60, of Pensacola, was sentenced today to 224 months in prison. He received 200 months as the result of his guilty plea on August 10, 2017, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and 24 months consecutive for violating his federal supervised release. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

In March 2017, Santoriello was under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for being convicted of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The Probation Office received information that Santoriello was in possession of a firearm, and subsequently law enforcement agents found a firearm in his residence. Santoriello previously had been convicted of crimes dating back to 1987, including first degree robbery, grand theft auto, aggravated assault, and second degree murder.

This case resulted from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Alicia H. Forbes prosecuted the case.

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