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Fresno Man Found to Be in Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Jimmy Euresti, 41, of Fresno, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, during a traffic stop in Fresno, officers found a stolen Glock semi-automatic handgun under a child’s booster seat on the rear passenger seat of the vehicle that Euresti was driving.  A records check revealed that Euresti had previously been convicted of a felony offense, which makes him ineligible to possess a firearm.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Fresno Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Laurel J. Montoya is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Euresti faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated October 25, 2018

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