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Defendant Sentenced For Possession Of Firearm Following Felony Convictions

August 5, 2013

United States Attorney Kenyen Brown announces, Charles Derks of Mobile, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his conviction of being a felon in possession of firearms, a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1). The term of imprisonment is to be followed by a three year term of supervised release.

Derks was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2005, following state felony convictions for third-degree burglary and second-degree theft. By virtue of these convictions, and Derks’s resulting status as a convicted felon, he was and is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher B. Brinson on behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

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