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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Three Key West Men Sentenced For Possession Of Stolen Firearms

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Hugo Barrera, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, announce that Jermaine Lamar Roberts, 34, Amdado Cardenas, 47, and William Jon Ray, 45, all of Key West, Florida, were sentenced today. Roberts was sentenced to 110 months in prison, Cardenas was sentenced to 170 months in prison, and Ray was sentenced to 180 months in prison, all to be followed by five years of supervised release.

Roberts, Cardenas, and co-defendant Patrick Lawrence Stickney, 43, of Key West, Florida, previously pled guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g), and one count of possession of a stolen firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(j). Ray previously pled guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g). Stickney is scheduled to be sentenced on February 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King in Key West, Florida.

According to court documents, the defendants, all previously convicted felons, were involved in the possession and attempted sale of numerous firearms stolen from a recreational vehicle in Stock Island, Florida, including military-style assault rifles.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ATF, and thanked the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for its work in this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Maderal.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 12, 2015