Middle Georgia Man Sentenced to Prison for Mailing Handguns to Chicago

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Khalif Lee

Middle Georgia resident Khalif Lee, also known as “Killa,” has been sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for mailing handguns to addresses in the East Side of Chicago. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Judge Marc Treadwell on February 7. Lee pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegally mailing a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Peter D. Leary expressed zero tolerance for gun traffickers, thanking the United States Postal Inspection Service and ATF for their efforts. ATF Atlanta Assistant Special Agent in Charge Beau Kolodka emphasized the importance of investigating firearms traffickers, while Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division Tommy D. Coke stressed accountability for those misusing the mail system.

According to court documents, USPS workers discovered a suspicious package at an Atlanta processing center on December 23, 2022. The package contained four handguns, and an investigation revealed Lee’s involvement. On December 28, 2022, Lee attempted to mail another package containing four firearms. Lee’s fingerprints were found on both packages. As a convicted felon, Lee is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a Department of Justice initiative aimed at reducing violent crime. The investigation was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and ATF.

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