Convicted Felon Sentenced to More Than 19 Years for Possessing a Firearm
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 21, 2009|
JACKSONVILLE, FL—U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. yesterday sentenced Corey Lamont Albertie (age 33, of Miami) to 19 years and 7 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. Albertie was sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal because of his multiple prior felony convictions, including attempted first degree murder, sale and delivery of cocaine, and sexual battery on a child.
According to court documents, during a routine traffic stop of a car in Yulee, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Deputies discovered two firearms under the front passenger seat where Albertie was sitting. Testimony at trial showed that Albertie had put the guns under the seat when the police approached the vehicle.
This case was investigated by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”), Jacksonville Division. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dineen A. Baker.
This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction initiative strongly supported by ATF. United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton, along with Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Tampa Field Division is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. The program’s objective is to reduce violent crime by locating and seizing unlawfully possessed guns and then swiftly prosecuting the offenders.