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Convicted Felon Sentenced To Three Years For Possessing A Firearm

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

Tampa, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara today sentenced Cory Quintana, aka Corey Quintana, (24, Lakeland) to three years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The Court also ordered him to forfeit a Taurus .38-caliber revolver and 18 rounds of ammunition. He pleaded guilty on July 24, 2015.

According to court documents, approximately three months after his release from state prison with felony convictions for aggravated battery and aggravated assault, Quintana’s probation officer found him in possession of a firearm in violation of his probation order.  Because of his prior felony convictions, Quintana also was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office joint Task Force, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rachel Jones.

Updated October 14, 2015