SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kenny Losito, 31, of Fairfield, was sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison on Monday for two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
According to court records, Losito was arrested by the Vacaville Police Department on March 14, 2019, following a traffic stop. Officers found a loaded 9 mm handgun under Losito’s seat that officers later determined had been reported stolen in Nevada. After being released on bail, Losito was again arrested by the Vacaville Police Department on April 19, 2019, following a traffic stop, and was found with a loaded Tanfoglio GT32 firearm under his seat. Losito has several prior felony convictions that prohibit him from possessing firearms.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Vacaville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Colleen Kennedy prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to www.justice.gov/psn.
This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. For more information about Project Guardian, please see www.justice.gov/projectguardian.