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Facebook pics of guns lead to felon's arrest

July 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said photos on a convicted felon's Facebook page led to his arrest on firearms charges.

Alain Ramirez, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Federal agents said Ramirez was arrested this year when they received a tip he was possessing firearms, despite being banned due to a 2008 conviction for felony burglary.

Agents looked at Ramirez's Facebook page and discovered photos of him posing with firearms at his mother's Margate home in 2011 and firing a pistol last year at a gun range in Pembroke Park.

Ramirez is due to be sentenced Sept. 20 and faces as much as 20 years in prison.

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