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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Freddie Grant's Federal Conviction

Contact Person: Stacey Haynes (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina ----- The United States Attorney’s Office stated today that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published opinion today affirming the federal conviction of FREDDIE GRANT, age 54, of Elgin, South Carolina.  The written opinion may be found at http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/daily-opinions.  The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the case on March 26, 2014, before a special session of the court held at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  GRANT is currently serving a 212 months (17.6 years) imprisonment federal sentence for being a felon in possession of ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e).  GRANT was convicted in January 2013, following a one-day trial in federal court in Columbia.  Senior United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie imposed the sentence on April 18, 2013, which will be followed by five (5) years of supervised release.

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