Naval Flight Officer Convicted Of Firearms Conspiracy And Lying During Security Clearance Background InvestigationA federal jury has found Fan Yang (36, Jacksonville) guilty of conspiring with his co-defendants Ge Songtao (51, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China) and Yang Yang (36, Jacksonville) to violate U.S. firearms laws, making false written statements to federally licensed firearms dealers during the purchase of two firearms, and making false written statements as part of a security clearance background investigation. Fan Yang faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 16, 2022.
Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Guns To BarbadosRashad Sargeant has pleaded guilty to unlawfully exporting firearms to Barbados. Together with co-defendant David Johnson, Sargeant shipped at least 30 guns to Barbados after obliterating the serial numbers of the firearms and packing them inside false compartments in boxes.
Convicted Felon Sentenced For Possessing Firearms And AmmunitionU.S. District Judge William Jung has sentenced Christopher Calkins (29, St. Petersburg) to five years in federal prison for possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Calkins to forfeit the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense.
Two Men Convicted With Firearm Charges And Drug TraffickingA federal jury in Tallahassee has convicted Brian Joins, 51, and Joshua Webb, 38, both of Panama City, Florida for the offenses of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.
Bradenton Man Found Guilty For Fentanyl Dealing And Other CrimesBradenton man found guilty by a federal jury for possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute it, possessing a firearm infurtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Florida Man Sentenced On Multiple Drug Charges, Firearm, And Arson Related CrimesLate Thursday afternoon, a federal judge in Pensacola sentenced Tony M. Streeter, 47, of Fort Walton Beach, to 30 years in prison on multiple drug charges, firearms offenses, and a conspiracy to commit an arson related offense. The sentence, which followed a jury trial in federal court in March of this year, was announced by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking And Firearm ChargesKeith A. Penn, 41, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence.
Lil Wayne And Kodak Black Granted Pardons By TrumpLil Wayne and Kodak Black granted pardons by Trump.
Dark Web Bust: 2 Arrested And 16,000 Pills, $143K & Firearms SeizedTwo Floridians were arrested in Inverness Wednesday for racketeering and a host of other charges for their role in selling counterfeit drugs on the dark web.
Previously Deported Alien Arrested In Ocala With AK-47, Other FirearmsA previously deported alien that illegally re-entered the U.S. is in trouble once again with U.S. authorities, this time for possession of a firearm. He may end up staying in the U.S. for up to 30 years this time.
Armed Home Invasion: Teen Victim Shoots All 3 Suspects, 2 DeadA home invasion in Land O Lakes, Florida results in victim shooting all three armed suspects leaving two dead and the third under arrest.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Nabs 14 In 4 Day Retail Theft OperationSheriff Tom Knight: 'Our goal is to...send a strong message to these repeat offenders that retail and drug crimes will continue to be strongly monitored and enforced in this community.'
Sheriff Grady Judd: Cock-Fighting Event Included Small Child In Presence Of Cocaine And FirearmsAll 14 suspects were transported to the Polk County Jail in Bartow. The child was turned over to his parents, who are neighbors and were not present at the event.