A man who pleaded guilty to armed carjacking and brandishing a firearm was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison on Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson sentenced Eddie Angelo Samora, 22, of West Valley City, to a prison term of 125 months and also ordered 48 months of supervised release once Samora is out. The federal system has no parole, unlike the state system.
One of the conditions of supervised release that the judge imposed was that Samora have no contact with gangs.
Samora at one point was characterized as Public Enemy No. 1 by the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit.
Samora entered into a plea bargain in which he admitted that he brandished a gun at two men who were driving back to their home in Rose Park. Samora threatened the driver and stole his car, but he was caught about 20 minutes later in Salt Lake City.