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Case Number: 1:20-cr-00301-CLM-GMB
Judge: Corey L. Maze
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (Jefferson County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Birmingham, Alabama criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Larry Dewayne Gaither, who was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the indictment, Gaither unlawfully possessed an American Tactical .223 and 103 rounds of Wolf Performance .223 caliber ammunition in January 2020. Gaither was previously convicted in Calhoun County, Alabama, of felony offenses of robbery, assault, and using a false identity. Gaither pleaded guilty to the charge in December 2020.
“Keeping firearms out of the hands of convicted felons is a key component of our violent crime strategy.” U.S. Attorney Escalona said. “My office will prosecute convicted felons who illegally possess firearms as part of our ongoing efforts to keep our communities safe.”
”ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence partnerships focus on the devastating impact of firearms violence and works with the entire community to provide a safe environment,” SAC French said.
ATF investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristy Peoples prosecuted the case.
Unlawful transport of firearms in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), which provides:
"(g) It shall be unlawful for any person—
(1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;"
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 54 months in prison.
05/28/2021 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Corey L. Maze: Sentencing held on 5/28/2021 as to Larry Dewayne Gaither. CBP 54 mos as to Count 1 to run concur w/Calhoun County Circuit Court CC 20-969-972 and Calhoun County DC 20-3397 and w/recomm to BOP. SRT 36 mos w/spec conds. No Fine. AF $100. Dft remanded to USMS custody. (Court Reporter Carrie M. Robinson.) (SRD) (Entered: 05/28/2021)