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New York Man Sentenced To 110 Months In Prison For Illegal Firearms Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – A Bronx, New York, man was sentenced today to 110 months in prison for knowingly possessing two handguns despite being a previously convicted felon, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Jamal Williams, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an information charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Shipp imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On Nov. 11, 2014, law enforcement officers arrested Williams in Trenton. After searching his residence and a storage unit he rented, they found two 9mm Ruger pistols and 16 rounds of ammunition. Williams had previously been convicted of narcotics trafficking and unlawful weapons possession felonies in New Jersey and New York state courts.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents with the DEA, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Valerie A. Nickerson in Newark, and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, with the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Lorber of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Trenton.

Defense counsel: David R. Oakley Esq., Princeton, New Jersey

Updated November 27, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 17-440