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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Douglas County Resident Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On November 5, 2014, Barvarito Garcia Longoria, a 35 year-old resident of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 84 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

On April 3, 2014, Garcia Longoria pled guilty to the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pottawattamie County law enforcement investigated a domestic incident, and found Garcia Longoria in possession of a defaced 9mm handgun. Garcia Longoria was prohibited from possessing a firearm after he pled guilty in 2006 to third degree assault on an officer.

The investigation was conducted by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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