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Case Number: 5:22-cr-00153
Judge: Diana Saldana
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Webb County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas (Webb County)
Description: Laredo, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm.
Willie Randolph Moss Jr. attempted to blame someone else for having the firearm. Moss knew he was a convicted felon and could not use or possess a firearm.
The firearm was stolen.
On Jan. 15, authorities found him in possession of a pistol while traveling on IH-35 north of Laredo Texas in an effort to circumvent a Border Patrol (BP) checkpoint.
Moss is a convicted felon. He was previously sent to prison for 15 years in 2006 for committing murder during a robbery. As such, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
Moss has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Isaac is prosecuting the case.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.