A Brawley man convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm was sentenced this month to more than five years in prison, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced in a statement today.
Salvador Villegas Jr. was also sentenced March 23 to three years supervised release by United States District Court Judge Janis L. Sammartino. No explanation was given as to why the news Villegas' sentencing was made nearly a week after it happened.
Villegas was detained during a parole search at his home Dec. 23, 2010 and several firearms were discovered. ATF agents, Brawley Police officers and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation-Parole were involved in the investigation that concluded Villegas was the owner of the weapons, the press statement read.
Villegas pleaded guilty to federal charges on Aug. 11.
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