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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Sanger Woman Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Monday, August 26, 2013


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FRESNO, Calif. — Amanda Coronado, 27, of Sanger, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Multi-agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC), and the Sanger Police Department.

According to court documents, on July 18, 2012, Sanger police officers conducted a probation search of a residence where Coronado happened to be. The officer asked Coronado if he could search her purse, and she consented. Inside of the purse, the officer found a loaded .22-caliber High Standard Marshal revolver wrapped in a blue bandana. Coronado has a prior felony conviction.

Coronado is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii on November 4, 2013. She 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.




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