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Paterson Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Gun

By rlsmetro on
Paterson

A Paterson man with a previous felony conviction today admitted illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

According to Federal officials, Aazhone Kawashire Edwin, 25, of Paterson, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On June 7, 2020, Edwin possessed a firearm loaded with approximately 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Edwin has previously been convicted of at least one felony offense, including possession of controlled substances.

The firearms offense to which Edwin pleaded guilty carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for March 15, 2022.