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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of California

For Immediate Release

October 22, 2013

Melinda Haag, United States Attorney

Contact: Lili AraúzHaase
(415) 436-6811

Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Robert Perry Jr., 40, of Stockton, pleaded guilty today to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Riehl announced.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Firearms, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Olusere Olowoyeye prosecuted the case.

"When ATF works in concert with our law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney's Office and we incorporate our areas of expertise, the danger to our communities is minimized," said Special Agent in Charge Riehl. "This case reflects the results of great cooperation."

Perry is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton on January 7, 2014. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

This case is the product of "Operation Gideon IV," an ATF initiative targeting violent criminals and criminal organizations operating in Stockton. Experienced undercover ATF special agents from throughout the U.S. were deployed with local ATF agents and Stockton police officers to conduct covert investigations into some of the most violent criminals in Stockton and surrounding areas. As a result of this partnership, 52 federal defendants were charged and 19 state prosecutions. The operation also resulted in the seizure of 84 firearms, 36 pounds of methamphetamine, and 21 pounds of marijuana.