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Grand jury returns indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2014


MINNEAPOLIS—A federal grand jury in the District of Minnesota, sitting in Minneapolis, recently returned the following indictments. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation, and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Any sentence is determined by a federal district judge.

Felon charged with possessing a .45-caliber pistol

Trevor James Beckman, age 30, unknown address, is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Because he is a felon and three or more of his prior convictions were for violent crimes, Beckman is subject to the federal armed career criminal statute, which mandates a minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison upon conviction.

If convicted, Beckman faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, and United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”). It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Kayser.

Minneapolis felon charged with possessing a nine-millimeter pistol

Andre Maurice Cox, age 41, of Minneapolis, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, Cox, also known as Anthony White, faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department, and the ATF. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Surya Saxena.

St. Paul felon charged with possessing a nine-millimeter pistol

Michael Anthony Vargas, age 31, of St. Paul, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Because he is a felon and three or more of his prior convictions were for violent crimes and/or drug trafficking, Vargas is subject to the federal armed career criminal statute, which mandates a minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison upon conviction.

If convicted, Vargas faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. This case is the result of an investigation by the St. Paul Police Department, and ATF. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney LeeAnn K. Bell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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