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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 6, 2016

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Illegal Gun Possession

Contact Person: Nathan Williams (843) 727-4381

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Gerald Jamal Stanley, age 42, of North Charleston, SC, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  On August 19, 2014, Stanley pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm.  Stanley was prohibited from possessing the firearm because he had a prior felony conviction. At sentencing, Stanley was found to have three prior violent felonies dating back as far as 1991.  Accordingly, under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), Stanley was subject to a mandatory sentence of fifteen years imprisonment.

Stanley was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel.  The conviction is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the City of North Charleston Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Williams of the Charleston office prosecuted the case. 

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Updated May 6, 2016