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Camden man sentenced to seven years in prison for unlawful possession of a stolen semiautomatic handgun



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2013


 

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden man with prior felony convictions was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a semiautomatic handgun, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Bryon Goodman, 28, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an Indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Kugler imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:

On Feb. 7, 2012, Goodman knowingly possessed a loaded Ruger P89 9mm semiautomatic handgun at a Crown Fried Chicken restaurant in Camden. Camden police observed Goodman rolling a marijuana cigarette. Goodman was searched and found with the handgun, as well as various illegal drugs, including crack, heroin, and marijuana.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Kugler sentenced Goodman to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Cannon in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked the N.J. State Police, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Camden Police Department for their roles in the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyson M. Oswald of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.

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Defense counsel: Christopher H. O’Malley Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Camden

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