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Largo Felon Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Possessing A Firearm

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

Tampa, Florida - U.S. District Judge William J. Castagna sentenced Kwamane Coleman (23, Largo) yesterday to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Coleman pleaded guilty on February 27, 2013.

According to court documents, Coleman was arrested for trespassing in Largo, and was found to be in possession of a firearm and crack cocaine. As a previously convicted felon, Coleman is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. It was be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Peresie.

It is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice's "Project Safe Neighborhoods" program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Julie Leon, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Updated January 26, 2015