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Felon in Possession Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Aug. 22, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Carlos Luna, 45, of Corpus Christi, has been handed a 36-month sentence for his conviction of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Luna entered a plea of guilty on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos sentenced Luna to the 36-month-term which will be followed by a three-year-term of supervised release.

At the plea hearing, Wallace admitted that in September 2011, he facilitated the sale of three stolen handguns to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The guns had been reported stolen in vehicle burglaries which occurred throughout the Corpus Christi area. The undercover purchases were made on Sept. 13, Sept. 14 and Sept. 27, 2011, at a residence in Corpus Christi and were captured in audio and video recordings.

Luna had admitted he obtained the firearms by breaking into unattended vehicles on Ocean Drive. With previous convictions for assault with contact and aggravated assault in Nueces County, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Luna has been in custody since his arrest on Aug. 23, 2012, where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

This case was investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sam Brown IV.

 

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