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Sept. 28, 2009

CONVICTED FELON SENTENCED FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

(McALLEN, Texas) - Anthony Corro, 25, from McAllen, Texas, has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm to be served consecutively to any sentence that may be imposed by a court upon conviction in pending state cases, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. The sentence, handed down today by United Sates District Court Judge Randy Crane, will be followed by a three-year-term of supervised release.

Corro, previously convicted in May 2002 in state court for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, was arrested Feb. 17, 2009, by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force serving outstanding state warrants for arrest. At the time of his arrest, Corro was found to be in possession of a loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun. As a convicted felon, Corro is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm. 

Corro has been in state custody since the time of his arrest and will remain in custody.

Corro’s prosecution is a part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, an ongoing gun violence reduction initiative of the Department of Justice, which partners federal, state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide to engage in a unified effort to prosecute individuals who possess firearms or ammunition in violation of federal law.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service and the Texas Department of Public Safety. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Steven Schammel.

 

 

 

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