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July 7, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLADENSBURG MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR
FELON IN POSSESSION OF A GUN
Greenbelt, Maryland - Timothy F. Booker, age 26, of Bladensburg, Maryland was sentenced today to 15 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte ruled that Booker was an armed career criminal based on at least three prior convictions for a violent felony or serious drug offense.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court on April 18, 2006 at his guilty plea, Booker met with a confidential informant (CI) on September 10, 2004 in the parking lot of the Largo Town Center in Largo, Maryland and sold the CI a .38 caliber revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition. Booker also met the CI at Largo Town Center on November 23, 2004, and sold him a .45 caliber pistol. Booker had been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison at the time he possessed and sold the handguns.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Steven M. Dunne, who prosecuted the case.
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