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Date: 05-03-2021

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United States of America v. Angel Ortiz

Case Number: 19-CR-3

Judge: Colm F. Connolly

Court: United States District Court for the District of Delaware (New Castle County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office

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Description: Wilmington, Delaware criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of firearms and ammunition.

Angel Ortiz, 36, was arrested by the New Castle County Police Department on November 29, 2018, after he got out of a car during a traffic stop, ran away, and threw a loaded firearm. The firearm was recovered and found to be a Remington 1911 .45 caliber handgun with an extended magazine. Mr. Ortiz had previously been convicted of a felony offense and was not legally permitted to possess the Remington handgun.

U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “Violent crime destroys neighborhoods. Together with our law enforcement partners, my Office is committed to doing all we can to get guns off our community’s streets and out of the hands of individuals who illegally possess them.”

“In our fight against violent crime, every gun taken off the street is a small victory, and every gun trafficker locked up is a big one," said Rachel Byrd, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Baltimore Field Office. "The FBI and our partners are committed to working together across jurisdictions to take down the criminals wreaking such havoc in our communities.”

The case was investigated by the FBI-Baltimore Division’s Wilmington Resident Agency and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Maureen McCartney and Laura Hatcher.


Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 120 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and was assessed $100.00.

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