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Boston Man Sentenced for Federal Firearm Offense

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

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

Mohamed Abdulaziz, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. In June 2019, Abdulaziz pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition after being charged in December 2018.

On Sept. 2, 2018, law enforcement officers stopped Abdulaziz on Route 24 South in West Bridgewater because he was driving erratically. After Abdulaziz failed several field sobriety tests, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A routine inventory search of Abdulaziz’s vehicle before it was towed resulted in the recovery of a loaded revolver beneath the driver’s seat. Federal law prohibits Abdulaziz from possessing a firearm or ammunition because of a prior felony conviction.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated September 26, 2019

Firearms Offenses