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OKLAHOMA CITY – A 38-year-old OKC man has been sentenced to serve 210 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Under federal firearms laws, Villanueva was prohibited from being in possession of any firearm or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions.

On September 3, 2013, Villanueva was indicted by a federal grand jury for being in unlawful possession of a firearm following his felony conviction.  He pled guilty on November 22, 2013.

At his sentencing hearing earlier this week, Judge Heaton found that due to Villanueva’s prior criminal history he was an Armed Career Criminal which resulted in an enhanced penalty increasing the minimum punishment to 15 years in prison.

In addition to sentencing Villanueva to serve 210 months, he was ordered to serve five additional years of supervised release after he is released from prison.