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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mobile Man Sentenced To Thirty Months Imprisonment For Firearms Offense

MOBILE, AL-- The United States Attorney, Kenyen R. Brown, announces thatFrederick Bernard Collins wassentenced today by United States District Court Judge William H. Steele to thirty months imprisonment after pleading guilty in September to being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Title 18 USC '922(g)(1).  Collins was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release with the United States Probation Office after he completes his term of imprisonment at the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Collins was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment which goes into a fund for victims of crime.  The prior felony offense that Collins was charged with having was Robbery 1st Degree.

The case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Mobile County Sheriff=s Office, Narcotics Division. Brown commended the efforts of the investigative agencies.  Brown added that his office would continue to aggressively prosecute offenders who illegal possess weapons and endanger the community.

Updated January 26, 2015