Miami, Florida – Nowadays, a South Florida federal district judge sentenced Paul Nicholas Miller, 33, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to 41 months’ imprisonment adopted by 3 years’ supervised release for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon in 2018, possessing ammunition as a convicted felon in 2021, and possessing an unregistered short-barreled rifle in 2021.
Miller, who experienced beforehand been convicted of three different felony offenses in New Jersey, took a live firearms training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in January 2018, during which he fired a handgun. Miller then made use of the certificate of completion from this teaching to utilize to Florida authorities for a hid weapon license. In this software, Miller falsely affirmed that he experienced never ever been convicted of a felony. Florida authorities denied Miller’s application due to his prior felony convictions. Federal legislation enforcement then arrested Miller on March 2, 2021 after a federal grand jury returned an indictment in relationship with Miller’s 2018 carry out.
Right after this arrest, legislation enforcement uncovered an unregistered limited-barreled rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside Miller’s house. Miller admitted that he had bought the ammunition and that he experienced tried out to make his very own rifle in element to discover about firearms producing in preparation for a coming civil war. In the months quickly before his arrest, Miller experienced built hundreds of net posts publicizing his animosity toward several minority groups and his guidance for the initiation of a race-based civil war in the United States.
A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment including two counts for Miller’s 2021 possession of the ammunition and the unregistered limited-barreled rifle law enforcement uncovered in his dwelling. On June 22, Miller pled guilty to all three expenses in the superseding indictment right before U.S. District Decide Raag Singhal, who imposed today’s sentence.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George Piro, Distinctive Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) Miami Division, built the announcement.
FBI handled the investigation, with assistance from the Fort Lauderdale Police Office and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Endeavor Power. Assistant U.S. Lawyer Kiran N. Bhat prosecuted the circumstance.
Linked court docket paperwork and information might be identified on the web-site of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, less than scenario variety 21-60067-CR-Singhal/Snow(s).