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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Nevada
For Immediate Release
Jason M. Frierson, United States Attorney
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun and “Ghost Guns”

LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man who has prior felony convictions was sentenced on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ann R. Traum to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful possession of six firearms. The firearms included a machine gun, a short-barreled rifle, and unserialized privately made firearms (PMF), sometimes referred to as “ghost guns.”

In August 2022, Alfonzo Lee Womack (30) pleaded guilty to felon in possession of firearms and illegal possession of a machine gun. According to court documents, on October 5, 2020, near Sloan, Nev., Womack possessed six firearms. One of those firearms was a Glock 22 modified to fire as a machine gun, with an attached 31-round capacity magazine. Womack committed the acts in this case just four months after his most recent felony conviction and while on probation. He is prohibited by law from possessing firearms and ammunition due to prior felony convictions which included two separate convictions for trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine, corporal injury on spouse or inhabitant, and evading a police officer.

U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Acting Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made the announcement.

The ATF and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Cowhig prosecuted the case.

If you have information about illegal firearms activity, you are urged to submit a tip to ATF by calling the hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or through the ReportIt mobile app.


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