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Denver man found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm

October 19, 2012

DENVER – A jury in U.S. District Court in Denver found Brian Keith Pate Mosley, age 26, of Denver, Colorado, guilty late yesterday of being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney John Walsh and ATF Denver Special Agent in Charge Andrew Traver announced. The three-day trial was heard before U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello. Mosley is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Arguello on January 10, 2012. He appeared at the trial in custody, and was remanded following the jury’s verdict.

Mosley was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on July 11, 2012. His jury trial began on October 15, 2012. He was found guilty on October 18, 2012. The court was in recess on October 17, 2012. The jury deliberated for less than 3 hours before returning their guilty verdict.

According to the indictment, as well as information presented to the jury during trial, on June 28, 2012, Mosley, a convicted felon, did knowingly possess a firearm and ammunition, contrary to federal law. Specifically, as law enforcement officers were looking for a fugitive, they observed Mosley drive up to the area where the fugitive was located. Mosley got out of his vehicle holding a pair of gray sweats. He then sat down near where the fugitive was standing, putting the sweats between his legs. As police moved in, Mosley walked away from the sweats. After he was put into custody, officers found a loaded handgun and a loaded clip in the pocket of the sweats that had been in Mosley’s possession.

Mosley faces not more than 10 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was convicted of possession of a weapon by a previous offender in state court in Denver in 2008. He was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal court in 2011. He was on supervised release from the latter case when caught with the weapon in 2012.

This case was investigate by the ATF and the Denver Police Department, including the Denver Police Department’s Fugitive Task Force.

Mosley is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeremy Sibert and Ryan Bergsieker.


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