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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Friday, June 29, 2018

Sacramento Man Indicted for Illegal Firearm Possession

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment this week against Dominic Raymond Orozco, 38, of Sacramento, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney McGregor Scott announced.

According to court documents, on May 16, 2018, Orozco was found in possession of a Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun. Orozco has at least one prior felony convictions, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the Sacramento Police Department, and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorneys David W. Spencer and Justin L. Lee are prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Orozco 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 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.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated July 10, 2018