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Press Release

Henrico Man Sentenced for Selling High Capacity Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Nassau Isiah Lucas, 26, of Henrico County, was sentenced today to 140 months in prison for possessing a high capacity firearm while being a convicted felon.

Lucas was found guilty after a jury trial on Dec. 30, 2015.  According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Lucas possessed a 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol and a 7.62 millimeter semi-automatic rifle when he sold them in August 2014 and September 2014.  During the two-day jury trial, evidence was presented that Lucas, a convicted felon, possessed and then sold the firearms to individuals he believed were gun runners who would sell the firearms in New York   In fact, the individuals were undercover police officers with the Richmond Police Department.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Michael F. Boxler, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division; Alfred Durham, Chief of the Richmond Police Department; and Douglas A. Middleton, Chief of Henrico County Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney David T. Maguire prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:15-cr-077.

Updated April 8, 2016