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Oakland Man Sentenced To 36 Months For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

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

OAKLAND – Jamaal Myers was sentenced to 36 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) San Francisco Acting Special Agent in Charge Frederic Winston. The Honorable Jon S. Tigar, U.S. District Judge, handed down the sentence.

Myers, 42, of Oakland, Calif., pleaded guilty to the charge on November 8, 2019.  According to his plea agreement, Myers admitted that, on June 15, 2019, in Oakland, he had a .45 caliber pistol, loaded with eleven rounds, in his possession.  The pistol was tucked into the waistband of Myers’s pants while he was at a liquor store in Oakland, where the Oakland Police Department encountered him.  Myers admitted that he knew at the time that previously he had been convicted of a number of felonies, including an August 30, 2017, conviction for carrying a loaded firearm in violation of California law, for which he had received a two-year prison sentence.

On July 25, 2019, a federal grand jury indicted Myers, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).  Myers pleaded guilty to the charge.

The defendant is currently in federal custody.  In addition to the prison term, Judge Tigar sentenced Myers to a three-year period of supervised release. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ajay Krishnamurthy is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Lenora Hamilton.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oakland Police Department. 

Updated March 20, 2020

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