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Convicted Felon Sentenced To Four Years For Gun Possession

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

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Anthony Quantarius Brooks (21, Winter Park) to four years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Brooks to forfeit a Glock 9-millimeter handgun and ammunition, which were used to commit this offense. Brooks had pleaded guilty on January 24, 2023.

According to court documents, Brooks possessed a loaded black Glock 9-millimeter handgun inside of a black shoulder bag just one day after he was convicted in a local robbery case. Law enforcement learned that the firearm had previously been reported stolen.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Winter Park Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Richardson-Jones.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated July 5, 2023

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