Well on Tuesday, weeks after Trump lost re-election, Carter was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If found guilty, he can face up to 10 years in prison.
Authorities in a Miami Federal Court said they raided Carter’s private plane after it landed in Miami on December 23, 2019, finding a handgun and ammunition. Carter, a convicted felon, admitted ownership of the gun, claiming it was a Father’s Day gift.
Carter’s attorney, Howard Srebnick, doesn’t believe this is a serious offense.“Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage on a private plane. There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person,” Srebnick wrote in an email.
In March 2010 Carter was sentenced to a year in New York’s Rikers Island prison after pleading guilty to gun possession, a felony. Under federal law, convicted felons aren’t supposed to own guns. While Srebnick might think different, a judge may not be as open-minded, especially since this is Carter’s second offense.
Cater is due to appear in a Miami court on December 11.