In San Antonio on Friday, a 28-year-old man was sentenced to federal prison in connection with a mail fraud and firearms case.
According to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, John Michael Hawkins was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison for possession of stolen mail and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. Chief District Judge Fred Biery ordered that Hawkins pay $4,228.56 restitution and be placed under supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.
In February 2013, San Antonio police arrested Hawkins. He was found in possession of stolen mail, as well as a significant amount of credit cards in names other than his, various business checks, multiple personal checks, U.S. passports and Texas driver licenses.
Hawkins was also in possession of a .357-caliber revolver.
On Aug. 1, 2013, Hawkins pleaded guilty to the federal charges. Hawkins’ criminal history includes state felony convictions for burglary of a habitation, unauthorized use of a vehicle, vehicle theft and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.