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Gulfport Man Pleads Guilty to Two Charges of Possession of Firearms by a Felon

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


Gulfport, Miss. – On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Cornell Lamar Abram, 38, of Gulfport, pled guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., to two separate indictments charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

The first indictment was filed in the Southern District of Mississippi in 2015. The case was investigated by the Gulfport Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The second indictment was filed in the Northern District of Alabama in 2017. That case was investigated by the Birmingham, Alabama, Police Department and transferred to the Southern District of Mississippi. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams.

Abram will be sentenced on February 15, 2018, and faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine in each case.

Updated November 17, 2017