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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
Monday, January 22, 2024

Nineteen-Time Convicted Felon Charged with Possessing a Firearm

ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Luis Rosado, 28, Winter Park, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted, Rosado faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Rosado that the U.S. intends to forfeit a Taurus pistol, a Radical Firearms rifle, a Silver Eagle shotgun and Sellier & Bellot and Norma ammunition, which is alleged to be involved in the offense.

According to the indictment, on Aug. 20, 2023, Rosado possessed a pistol, a rifle, a shotgun and various ammunition. At the time of the alleged offense, Rosado had 19 prior felony convictions. 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 Orlando Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Sartoian.

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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