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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Durant Man Sentenced To 72 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ESDGAR AVILA, age 27, of Durant, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND AMMUNITION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922 (g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Durant Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The defendant pled guilty in December, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that on or about October 18, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated May 26, 2016