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Ashburnham Man Indicted on Federal Firearms Offenses

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

BOSTON – An Ashburnham man was indicted yesterday in federal court in Worcester on  federal firearms offenses. 

Terrick Bishoff, 38, was indicted on one count each of unlawful possession or transfer of a machine gun, dealing in firearms without a license, and possession of a machinegun without a serial number. Bishoff was charged by criminal complaint and arrested on Sept. 24, 2019.

As alleged in charging documents, Bishoff sold three firearms to an individual in Fitchburg between May 10 and July 24, 2019, including a machine gun without a serial number on May 15, 2019. In return for the machinegun, the individual paid Bishoff $2,500.

The charge of unlawful possession or transfer of a machine gun provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of dealing in firearms without a license provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of possession of a machinegun without a serial number provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $10,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Ashburnham Police Chief Lorring Barrett, Jr.; Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent; and Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle L. Dineen Jerrett of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated November 1, 2019

Topic
Firearms Offenses