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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 14, 2018
Benjamin G. Greenberg
, United States Attorney
Contact: Sarah J. Schall

Tamarac Resident Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison for Being a Felon Unlawfully in Possession of a Loaded Firearm

Yesterday, a Tamarac resident was sentenced to over 12 years in prison by United States District Senior Judge James I. Cohn, for being a felon unlawfully in possession of a loaded firearm while being the subject of a Domestic Violence Protection Order.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ari C. Shapira, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, and Scott Israel, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), made the announcement.

Terry Cadet, 34, of Tamarac, Florida, previously pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, while also being the subject of a Domestic Violence Protection Order that prohibited the defendant from possessing any firearm or ammunition.  The defendant was sentenced to a total of 151 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to the court record, on February 18, 2018, BSO Deputies responded to a domestic violence call in Hallandale Beach, Florida.  During the course of Cadet’s arrest for domestic violence, BSO deputies discovered a 9mm pistol, with an obliterated serial number, secreted on Cadet’s person.  The firearm was loaded with ten rounds of ammunition.  At the time of his arrest, Cadet was a convicted felon and thereby prohibited from being in possession of a firearm or ammunition.  In addition, a pending Domestic Violence Protection Order required Cadet to have previously surrendered any firearms and ammunition in his possession to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

This case stems from Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the ATF and BSO in this matter.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jodi L. Anton.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

 

Field Division: Miami Field Division