Milwaukee Man Charged in Federal Court with Weapons Charges and Witness Intimidation
United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that on November 7, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Lonnie Mixon (age: 28), of Milwaukee. The indictment charges Mixon with five separate counts of illegally possessing a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 922(g) (1) and one count of witness intimidation in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(b)(3). If convicted, Mixon faces a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release on each of the firearms counts and a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 5 years of supervised release on the witness intimidation charge.
This case is being prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods’ strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.
The Milwaukee Police Department investigated the case, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karine Moreno-Taxman.
An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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