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Date: 09-28-2021

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United States of America v. Eduardo Israel Islas-Orozco

Case Number: 2:18-cr-00367-KJD-NJK

Judge: Kent J. Dawson

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Clark County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: Las Vegas, NV: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with trafficking firearms, specifically three AK-47 rifles and one AR-style rifle.

Eduardo Israel Islas-Orozco, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal alien in possession of a firearm. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson sentenced Islas-Orozco to three years of supervised release.

According to court documents and admissions made in court, on May 19, 2016 and June 9, 2016, Islas-Orozco — who is undocumented — sold three AK-47s and one AR-style semi-automatic firearms to an undercover Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) task force officer working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). When selling these firearms, Islas-Orozco insisted on completing a bill of sale, but did not use his own name as the seller. He also admitted that he believed the firearms would be transported out of the United States to Mexico.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Patrick Gorman for the ATF made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the ATF, with assistance by LVMPD. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Grimmer prosecuted the case.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide program by the Department of Justice that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, the Department announced the reinvigoration of PSN. For more information about PSN, visit

18:922(g)(5)(A) and 924(a)(2) - Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

Outcome: 09/27/2021 61 Supplemental Exhibits to 578 Sentencing Memorandum by Eduardo Israel Islas-Orozco . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit P, # 2 Exhibit Q, # 3 Exhibit R)(Draskovich, Robert) Modified on 9/28/2021 (EDS). Modified on 9/28/2021 (EDS). (Entered: 09/27/2021)
09/27/2021 62 Notice of filing WAIVER of Right to Appear In Person at Criminal Proceeding by Eduardo Israel Islas-Orozco for Judge signature. (DXS) (Entered: 09/27/2021)

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Comments: The public is urged to report illegal firearms activity to the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867).

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