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03/20/2018

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Illegal alien from Mexico found guilty of unlawfully possessing a firearm in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — An illegal alien from Mexico was convicted Friday by a federal jury of unlawfully possessing a firearm.

The jury’s verdict was announced by the following agency heads: U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan Jr., Eastern District of Kentucky; Assistant Field Office Director Shawn Byers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO); Special Agent in Charge Stuart Lowrey, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Police Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington (Kentucky) Police Department.

ICE, ATF, and the Lexington Police Department investigated this case.

According to court evidence, Lexington police officers arrested Jesus Humberto Bernal-Berreaza, 19, on Dec. 7, 2017, for carrying a loaded and concealed .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Officers also found Bernal-Berreaza possessing 40 live rounds of .45-caliber ammunition.

Bernal-Berreaza faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. However, the Court will impose his sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statutes governing the imposition of sentences.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger W. West, Eastern District of Kentucky, prosecuted this case.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/16/2018