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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
Roger B. Handberg, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, January 19, 2024

Four-Time Convicted Felon Charged with Possessing a Firearm

ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Kristian Ramos, 43, Kissimmee. with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted, Ramos faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Ramos that the U.S. intends to forfeit a Beretta Nano 9mm handgun, which is alleged to be involved in the offense.

According to the indictment, on May 23, 2023, Ramos possessed a Beretta Nano 9mm handgun. At the time of the alleged offense, Ramos had prior felony convictions for robbery with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance and robbery. As such, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Orange County Sherriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Noah P. Dorman.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.


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