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Former Brisbane Resident Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

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

SAN FRANCISCO – Desean Bailey was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Ryan Spradlin. 

Bailey, 31, previously of Brisbane, Calif., pleaded guilty on June 13, 2018, to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).  According to his plea agreement, Bailey admitted to possessing a loaded Smith and Wesson, Model 39-2, .9mm firearm on the evening of November 6, 2017, when he was stopped by officers of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD).  After being told by the officers that he was detained, Bailey fled on foot.  He then threw the handgun into the middle of the street where it was later recovered by SFPD.  In addition, Bailey admitted he possessed ammunition and that he was a convicted felon at the time he possessed the firearm.

On January 4, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Bailey charging him with one count of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).  Pursuant to his plea agreement, Bailey pleaded guilty to the charge.  

The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, Senior U.S. District Judge. Judge Breyer also sentenced the defendant to a three-year period of supervised release.  The defendant will begin serving the sentence immediately.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sailaja M. Paidipaty is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Marina Ponomarchuk.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by  Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Updated September 4, 2018