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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Boston Man Indicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

BOSTON – A Boston man was indicted today in federal court in Boston for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Khyeme Johnson, 31, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

On Aug. 24, 2018, Johnson was allegedly found in possession of an Arcadia Machine & Tool .380 semiautomatic pistol with two rounds of ammunition. Johnson is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to multiple prior felony convictions.

Based upon his criminal history, Johnson faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Boston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Looney of Lelling’s Criminal Division is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated April 2, 2019