Illegal Alien Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Possession of a Firearm

Published 4:42 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Jackson, Miss. – A Guatemalan national was sentenced to 84 months in prison for possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca.

According to court documents, Jose Francisco Maldonado-Rosa, 27, was stopped on September 8, 2020, by agents with Homeland Security Investigations after they received information that he was an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.  Maldonado-Rosa admitted to the presence of a firearm in his vehicle when stopped and that he was in the United States illegally.

Maldonado-Rosa pled guilty on February 26, 2021 to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

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The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Murray prosecuted the case.