CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who unlawfully possessed a firearm pled guilty Friday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Ramius Hardiman, age 21, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
At the plea hearing, Hardiman admitted that on May 8, 2013, he possessed a Taurus 9mm pistol. Hardiman is prohibited from possessing firearms due to his felony conviction for Involuntary Manslaughter in October 2011.
Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Hardiman remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Hardiman faces a possible maximum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.