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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 9, 2017
W. Stephen Muldrow
, United States Attorney
Contact: William Daniels

Tampa Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charge

Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Javis D. Wilson (39, Tampa) has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He faces up to life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, in 2016, Wilson sold undercover agents cocaine, ammunition, and several firearms, including a 30-06 caliber rifle, a .25 caliber handgun, and a .40 caliber handgun. As a previously convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Murray.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Middle District of Florida, Acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

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