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Monday, May 18, 2015

Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced for Gun Possession



Orlando, Florida – Chief U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway has sentenced Noel Alvarado Mathew (39, Puerto Rico) to four years and nine months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He pleaded guilty on January 28, 2015.

According to court documents, law enforcement officers obtained a cell phone video depicting Alvarado at a local gun range repeatedly firing a Glock pistol.  At the time of the incident, Alvarado had previous felony convictions for robbery, gun, and drug violations.  As a result, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Orlando Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Embry J. Kidd.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy.  United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Regina Lombardo, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, are coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. It is also a part of ATF’s Frontline Strategy on reducing violent crime in communities.

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