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Date: 03-16-2023

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United States of America v. Gabriel Manzo

Case Number: 20-CR-00540

Judge: Steven P. Logan

Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Maricopa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Phoenix

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Description: Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assaulting a federal officer and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

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On April 20, 2020, Gabriel Manzo, age 40, drove his truck to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office located in Phoenix, Arizona. He exited his vehicle, approached the north security fence, and fired three rounds from his .380 pistol at the building. He then returned to his truck and drove to the front of the office. He exited his vehicle and fired another 15 rounds, breaking 11 windows, and causing over $98,000 in damages. Manzo returned to his vehicle and started to drive away when he noticed an FBI agent, who was in his government issued vehicle, behind him. Manzo stopped, exited his truck in the middle of the street, and fired three rounds at the agent.

This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The FBI conducted the investigation in this case, with assistance from the Phoenix Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Keith Vercauteren, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

18:111(a)(1) and 111(b) - Assault of a Federal Law Enforcement Officer Using a Dangerous or Deadly Weapon

18:924(c)(1)(A)(i),(ii) and (iii) - Use and Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 177 months in prison.

03/13/2023 105 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Steven P Logan: Sentencing as to Gabriel Arturo Manzo held on 3/13/2023. Sentence imposed. Judgment to issue. The Court recommends to the Probation Office that a minimum of two probation officers be present when visiting the defendant once he is released from prison.

Appearances: AUSA Keith Vercauteren for the Government, retained attorney Faisal Ullah for defendant. Defendant is present and in custody. SPANISH Interpreter Patrick Brandlin assists defendant. (Court Reporter Elva Cruz-Lauer.) Hearing held 10:01 am to 10:56 am. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (MJW) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

03/13/2023 106 JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT ISSUED as to Gabriel Arturo Manzo (1), Count(s) 1, DISMISSED; As to Count 2, Defendant is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of FIFTY-SEVEN (57) MONTHS on Count 2, to run consecutively to Count 3. As to Count 3, Defendant is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons FOR ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) MONTHS on Count 3, to run consecutively to Count 2. SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $200.00; FINE: WAIVED; RESTITUTION: $98,780.75. Signed by Judge Steven P Logan on 3/13/23.(MJW) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

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