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Greenville Felon Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Possession

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

Oxford, Mississippi – A Greenville man was sentenced today to over 3 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, Kordarial Hughes aka “Yao Ming”, 33, of Greenville, Mississippi, plead guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael P. Mills to serve 40 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  Hughes, who was detained pending trial, was remanded into custody of the U.S. Marshals following sentencing.

“The prosecution of individuals who illegally possess and use firearms is a continued priority for this office,” stated U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner. “We will continue to work alongside our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to ensure that those who commit gun-related crimes are held accountable.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby also commented on the sentence, stating “Getting guns out of the hands of felons and off the streets is one of our top priorities. The FBI is committed to working hand-in-hand with our state and local partners to ensure violent criminals are held accountable and brought to justice. We will continue to work diligently to keep the citizens of Mississippi safe.”

The FBI and the Greenville Police Department investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by AUSA Robert Mims.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 


Contact: Susan Bradley
Public Affairs Officer

Updated February 17, 2022

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