Description: Waterloo, Iowa criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possessing a firearm as a felon.
Nethaniah Gordon, age 28, who was convicted on January 13, 2014, of a controlled substance violation, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and prohibited from possessing firearms, struck his girlfriend in the face and head multiple times, verbally threatened her, and pointed a gun at different parts of her body. Gordon has a history of domestic abuse.
Gordon was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Gordon was sentenced to 96 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Gordon is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Dupuich and Special Assistant United States Attorney Nicole L. Nagin, and it was investigated by the Independence Police Department.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). PSN is 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. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. 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.
18:922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8) UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 96 months in prison.