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Press Release

Richmond Felon Caught with Gun and Ammunition Pleads Guilty

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

RICHMOND, Va. – Khadim Myboye Taylor, 29, of Richmond, pleaded guilty today to charges of possession of a weapon by a previously convicted felon.

In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Taylor was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his co-defendant, Joshua Brooks, 28, of Richmond, when Richmond police officers stopped the vehicle for speeding.  After being asked to step out of the car for a pat down for weapons, Taylor attempted to flee and was observed by police dropping a .38 caliber pistol which was recovered.

Taylor was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 4, 2015, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison when sentenced on Jan. 19, 2016.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Charles E. Smith, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson.  Assistant U.S. Attorney S. David Schiller is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:15cr135.


Updated October 20, 2015

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