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Armed Career Criminal Found Guilty Of Possessing A Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida – A federal jury has found Jamaal Abu Talib Hameen (58, Jacksonvile) guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hameen, who qualifies as an Armed Career Criminal, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 3, 2019.

Hameen was indicted on July 18, 2018.

According to testimony presented at trial, on February 7, 2018, Hameen was found to be in possession of a loaded .380 caliber pistol when Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officers arrested him for trespassing at a local motel. As a previously convicted felon, Hameen is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David B. Mesrobian and Frank Talbot.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Updated March 5, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods