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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 6, 2015

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Michael Juan Smith'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South Carolina ---- The United States Attorney’s Office stated today that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion today affirming the federal conviction of Michael Juan Smith, age 22, of Columbia, South Carolina. The written opinion may be found at http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/daily-opinions. Smith was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 120 months (10 years) imprisonment for the federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). Smith pled guilty on February 19, 2014. United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. imposed the maximum sentence on June 20, 2014, which will be followed by three (3) years of federal supervised release.

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Updated February 12, 2015