Former Ketchikan Resident indicted on illegal Possession of firearm
Anchorage, Alaska Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis announced today that a former Ketchikan resident was indicted by a federal grand jury on the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
James A. Mavromatis, a former resident of Ketchikan, Alaska, is the sole defendant named in a single count indictment charging him with illegal possession of firearms by a convicted felon. The indictment alleges that, on July 1, 2012, Mavromatis possessed a semi-automatic firearm despite being a convicted felon.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt, who is handling the case, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine for felon in possession offense. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Mr. Feldis commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Forest Service Law Enforcement for conducting the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.