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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Mississippi
Todd W. Gee , United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Honduran Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

JACKSON, Miss. — A Honduran man was sentenced to 24 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

According to court documents, Tommy Pineda-Guevara, 20, was found in possession of a firearm during a traffic stop on Sept. 1, 2022. Pineda-Guevara is a citizen and national of Honduras. Under federal law, aliens are prohibited from possessing firearms.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Acting Special Agent in Charge Eric DeLaune of Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans made the announcement.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and HSI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam T. Stuart prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders works together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


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