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Stockton Man Pleads Guilty To Being A Felon In Possession Of Firearms, Bank And Credit Card Fraud, And Identity Theft

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Antwane Pierre Burrise, 33, of Stockton, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of firearms, possessing unauthorized access devices, possessing identifications of others, possessing stolen U.S. mail, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.

According to court documents, on October 24, 2013, the Stockton Police Department received reports of a suspicious vehicle in a Stockton neighborhood. The responding officer later identified Burrise as the only occupant of the vehicle. Burrise possessed a fully loaded extended magazine Glock pistol in the driver's floor area where he sat in the vehicle. Also found in the car were hundreds of items of stolen U.S. Mail bearing the names of at least 300 different San Joaquin County victims. Burrise also possessed an extended magazine AK-47 in the trunk of his vehicle and ammunition for his assault rifle. Burrise further possessed more than 15 identifications of others, more than 25 credit and debit cards of others, and merchandise purchased using the credit and debit cards of others.

Burrise is scheduled to be sentenced on April 9, 2014, by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller. He faces up to 10 years in prison for the felon in possession of charge, up to 30 years in prison for bank fraud, two years in prison consecutive to any other sentence for aggravated ID theft, up to 10 years in prison for access device fraud, up to 15 years in prison for possession of ID documents of others, and up to five years for possession of stolen U.S. Mail. The actual sentence, however, will 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.

Updated April 8, 2015

Press Release Number: Docket #: 2:13-cr-386 KJM