Victoria Man Sent to Prison on Firearms Conviction
|March 5, 2013|
VICTORIA, Texas – Corey Hammon Green, 29, of Victoria, has been sentenced to federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Green was convicted at trial on Oct. 24, 2012.
Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey, who presided over the trial, sentenced Green yesterday afternoon. Green was handed a sentence of 120 months, the maximum sentenced allowed under that charge. Green will further be required to serve a three-year-term of supervised release following completion of his prison term.
Evidence at trial proved that at the time of his arrest, Green was facilitating a prostitution ring. In late 2011, Green had taken one of his victims to a local Victoria hotel to what he thought was for prostitution services. However, the young woman, who testified at trial, had previously contacted law enforcement.
Green waited outside for the escort in his vehicle. After music time had passed without seeing the female, Green walked into the hotel where he was arrested by the Victoria Police Department. At that time, officers searched his vehicle and discovered a firearm in a compartment in the rear of his vehicle.
During the course of the trial, additional testimony revealed that Green had possessed and even brandished a firearm on multiple drug deals and that he had assaulted one of his female victims with the firearm.
Green has been in custody since the time of his arrest where he will remain pending sentencing.
The indictment and conviction of Green was the result of an investigated by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Victoria Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patricia Hubert Booth.