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Convicted Felon Sentenced To Forty-Six Months Of Imprisonment For Possessing A Firearm And Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

SAN FRANCISCO –Kevin Mitchell was sentenced to 46 months in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition after being previously convicted of a felony, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The sentence was handed down today by the Honorable Edward M. Chen, United States District Judge.

Mitchell pleaded guilty to the charge on May 16, 2018.  According to his plea agreement, Mitchell admitted that he was carrying a loaded firearm inside his vehicle in San Francisco on December 15, 2017.  At the time, he was a convicted felon and was not eligible to possess a firearm.  The firearm was a .45 caliber handgun with a large capacity magazine attached to it.  In additions, the magazine contained twenty-six rounds of ammunition.  On March 1, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Mitchell charging him with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).  

In addition to the prison term, Judge Chen also ordered Mitchell to serve a three-year term of supervised release to begin at the conclusion of his prison term.  

Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Kimberly Richardson.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the San Francisco Police Department.     

Updated August 8, 2018