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A Minden man with a previous conviction faces prison time after admitting this week in federal court to having a gun in his possession.

Jeremy Moro, 40, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced March 1. 

According to the guilty plea, the Minden Police Department arrested Moro while investigating a domestic abuse issue on Sept. 8, 2016. They found Moro laying on his couch with a .45-caliber five-shot revolver in the waistband of his pants.

Moro was previously convicted of a felony for his role in a cross-burning in October 2008 in Louisiana.

This investigation and prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative to promote firearm safety and to reduce firearm crimes by preventing the possession and use of firearms by dangerous and persistent felons and others not authorized to possess a firearm.

The ATF, FBI, Webster Parish Coroner’s Office and Minden Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary J. Mudrick is prosecuting the case.

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