Stockton Man Charged with Being Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 10 (News India) – A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Marco Guzman, 32, of Stockton, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Jan. 1, 2021, Guzman possessed a Glock Model 27 pistol. Guzman has been convicted of multiple felony offenses in San Joaquin County Superior Court and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ross Pearson is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Guzman faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was part of Operation Ceasefire in the city of Stockton. The U.S. Attorney’s Office works closely with San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and the Stockton Police Department to deliver on Ceasefire’s mission to establish a peaceful community by investigating and prosecuting members and associates of criminal groups who continue to commit serious and violent felonies in the city, including individuals who have previously been prosecuted for illegal gun and gang-related crimes.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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