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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Middle District of Florida

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Robert E. O'Neill, United States Attorney

Contact: William Daniels, Public Information Officer
(813) 274-6388

Convicted Felon Found Guilty of Possessing a Firearm

Tampa, FL — U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that a federal jury yesterday found Gregory Miller (45, Tampa) guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Miller
faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2011.

Miller was indicted on August 3, 2010.

According to testimony presented at trial, on October 18, 2009 deputies found Miller in possession of a shotgun at an apartment where he was squatting. At the time, Miller had been previously convicted of numerous felony offenses.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives (ATF) with the assistance of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jay Hoffer and Jennifer Peresie.

It is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s "Project Safe Neighborhoods" program – a nationwide, gun–violence reduction strategy led by ATF. United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill, along with Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent–in–Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida, in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.