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Owings Mills Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegal Possession of a Gun

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Possessed the Gun While on Release Awaiting Sentencing on a Bank Fraud Conviction

Baltimore, Maryland –Darrick Jerome Greer, age 25, of Owings Mills, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division Special Agent in Charge Brian Murphy of the United States Secret Service - Baltimore Field Office; and Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Acting Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

According to his plea, on September 26, 2014, Greer was driving a vehicle that was stopped by a Maryland State Police trooper.  The trooper discovered that Greer possessed a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun, which had been stolen from its originally registered owner.

At the time, Greer was on release, pending sentencing in a bank fraud case in which he used the personal identifying information of over 50 individuals, resulting in a total loss to two banks of $183,846.96.

Greer had previously been convicted of a felony and therefore was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.  In addition, Greer’s conditions of release precluded his committing any federal, state or local offenses.

Greer faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.  U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled Greer’s sentencing for June 3, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.

On November 21, 2014, Judge Motz sentenced Greer to 42 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft and ordered Greer to pay restitution of $183,846.96.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Secret Service and Maryland State Police for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney P. Michael Cunningham, who is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 26, 2015

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