A Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to brandishing an AR-556 on Instagram Live.

Florida Man, Convicted Felon Heads To Prison After Showboating AR-556 On Instagram Live

A Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to brandishing an AR-556 on Instagram Live.

Christian Agosto, 22, Brandon, was sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Agosto had pleaded guilty on December 15, 2021.

According to court documents, Agosto, a convicted felon, held and displayed an assault rifle during an Instagram live video on July 22, 2021.

Agosto was on community control at the time of the video and was being supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections.

On July 28, 2021, Agosto’s probation officer and other law enforcement officers searched Agosto’s residence and recovered a Ruger AR-556 rifle, loaded with ammunition, from inside a closet. The firearm matched the rifle Agosto had displayed during the Instagram live video.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tampa Police Department, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Corrections. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Sinacore.

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