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Two Seminole County Felons Indicted For Firearms Offenses

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

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Rovonte Lamar Daniels (29, Sanford) and Frederick Lee Brown (31, Sanford) each with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted, Daniels and Brown each face a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Brown and Daniels that the United States intends to forfeit the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense.

 According to the indictment, Daniels has previously been convicted of four felony offenses and Brown has previously been convicted of five felony offenses.  Despite knowing they were felons, Brown and Daniels each possessed a Canik firearm on December 13, 2023. As convicted felons, Brown and Daniels are prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law. 

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.          

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with valuable assistance from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard Varadan.

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 May 2, 2024

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