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Jan. 22, 2009

MORE THAN NINE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR FELON WITH GUN

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – Daniel Longoria, 42, has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. At a sentencing hearing before Chief United States District Judge Hayden Head today, Longoria was sentenced to 112 months in federal custody, followed by three years of supervised release.

Longoria was found guilty following a bench trial on Oct. 30, 2008. During the trial, the government presented evidence that while searching for a fugitive, officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety encountered ammunition in Longoria’s home. Knowing Longoria had previously been convicted of a felony and was, therefore, prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, the officers obtained a search warrant. In the search that followed, officers located additional ammunition, two pistols and a shotgun. Officers also found significant quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana. Further investigation revealed one of the pistols was stolen during a residential burglary in December 2007. 

This case was prosecuted as a part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. Since its inception in 2001, approximately $2 billion has been committed to this initiative. For more information on Project Safe Neighborhoods, visit projectsafeneighborhoods.gov.

The case was investigated by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. Thorpe Jr.

 

 

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