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Convicted felon and Corpitos gang member returns to prison

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 33-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Michael Andrew Scott pleaded guilty Nov. 21, 2019. Scott is an identified member of the Tango Blast gang known locally as the “Corpitos.” 

Today, U.S. District Judge David S. Morales handed Scott an 87-month sentence to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.  At the hearing, the court heard additional evidence detailing the Scott’s criminal conduct over the past 15 years.

In the very late hours of Sept. 29, 2019, law enforcement stopped Scott for speeding. At that time, they found a fully-loaded 15-round magazine within his reach as well as 12 separate small bags of marijuana, digital scale and U.S. currency that had cocaine residue. Further, authorities also discovered a Glock 19 firearm and second 9mm magazine concealed in the vehicle’s steering column.

Scott has prior felony convictions in Texas for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and cocaine possession. As such, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition per federal law.

Scott was permitted to remain on bond and surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility in the near future.  

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation along with the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Manning is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 29, 2020

Firearms Offenses