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Mobile Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Illegally Possessing Firearm

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

MOBILE, AL – A Mobile, Alabama man was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

According to court documents, Raheem Morrissette was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Morrissette has four prior felony convictions and is therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm. In March 2023, members of the Mobile Police Department encountered Morrissette in the Third Precinct during a traffic stop and he had a firearm in his possession. Today United States District Judge Jeffrey U. Beaverstock sentenced Morrissette to 57 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. The term of imprisonment will be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. 

U.S. Attorney Sean Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Mobile Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Beth Stepan prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated January 31, 2024