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Boston Man Sentenced to Over Two Years in Prison for Firearm and Ammunition Offense

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

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition. 

Victor Florentino, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 30 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. In December 2023, Florentino pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

In April 2022, during a motor vehicle stop in Quincy, Florentino was found in possession of a Glock 9mm pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition. Florentino is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a prior felony conviction in 2016 for firearms trafficking. Florentino had completed federal supervised release two months prior to being arrested in April 2022.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dawley of the Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated May 31, 2024

Firearms Offenses