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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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

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

Jovani Miranda, 28, was sentenced during a videoconference before U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In January 2020, Miranda pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Jan. 15, 2019, Jovani Miranda was found in possession of a Rossi, Model 462, .357 Magnum revolver, with an obliterated serial number, loaded with five .357 Magnum rounds of ammunition. Miranda is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to multiple prior felony convictions.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kelly D. 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 Alathea Porter 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.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated May 20, 2020