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Press Release

Convicted Felon in Possession of a Gun Sentenced in Federal Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

 Acting United States Attorney Steven Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Joseph Dillon Mazingo, 30, of Bulter, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court for his illegal possession of a firearm.  The indictment alleged that Mazingo had been previously convicted of three burglaries in state court.  Mazingo pled guilty to the indictment in October of 2016. 
 United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 37 months imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  Judge Steele did not impose a fine but ordered that Mazingo pay the special mandatory assessment of $100.  Mazingo will undergo drug treatment while in prison, and as a condition of his supervision, Mazingo will be subject to testing for drug or alcohol abuse. 

The case was investigated by the City of Butler Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.
 A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama at

Updated April 13, 2017