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JUNE 22, 2010

BOSTON, Mass. - A Lynn man was sentenced today in federal court to 15 years in prison for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Eugenio A. Marquez, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Division; and Chief Kevin F. Coppinger of the Lynn Police Department announced that JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, 38, of Lynn was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 15 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the evidence would have shown that on June 8, 2008, the Lynn Police Department found the following in RODRIGUEZ’s apartment: a Colt .25 caliber pistol; a Star 9mm caliber pistol; a 7.62 caliber assault rifle; a Charter Arms .38 caliber revolver; a Sears & Roebuck .22 caliber long rifle; and a various assortment of ammunition.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
and the Lynn Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maxim Grinberg of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.


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