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Jackson man goes to prison for possessing firearm as convicted felon

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Willie Lee James of Jackson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 73 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The 20-year old was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine.

Willie Lee James was indicted on September 1, 2015 as part of the Jackson Violent Crime Initiative.

This initiative between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies works together to reduce violent crime in the city of Jackson and to remove violent offenders from the streets of this community.

The Initiative is an ongoing operation aimed at making the streets of Jackson and the surrounding communities safe for all citizens.

Jackson Violent Crime Initiative partners include the Jackson Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and U.S. Secret Service.

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