Orlando Mann sentenced as a convicted felon for possession of a firearm
ORLANDO, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – US District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Leo Joshua Nieves-Ramirez, 24, Orlando, to 3 years and 10 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Nieves-Ramirez forfeit a 9mm SCCY pistol and 7 rounds of ammunition that were involved in or used in the crime.
Nieves-Ramirez pleaded guilty on May 28, 2021.
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FBI agents observed several photos and videos posted on Nieves-Ramirez’s Instagram page of Nieves-Ramirez posing and exhibiting firearms and ammunition as of October 30, 2020, according to testimony and court records. In one photograph, Nieves-Ramirez was seen holding a .40 caliber Glock pistol with an extended magazine and an “auto sear” (a device used to convert a semi-automatic firearm into a fully automatic firing mode) on the rear the gun held. In a video, Nieves-Ramirez could be seen in “automatic mode” aiming and firing an apparently identical pistol from an open passenger side window at the backdrop of numerous tractor units.
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Nieves-Ramirez was arrested on January 5, 2021. As detectives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office approached, Nieves-Ramirez fled on foot and threw a pink gun into the bushes. The firearm was recovered and found to be a 9mm SCCY pistol loaded with 7 rounds of ammunition. The investigation also revealed that the gun was reported as stolen. Nieves-Ramirez has multiple criminal records and is therefore not allowed to own any firearms or ammunition.
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This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by US Assistant Attorney Beatriz Gonzalez.