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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Boston Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm And Ammunition

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Ralph Alexandre, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  In April 2016, Alexandre pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

In October 2014, a cooperating witness provided information to federal agents that Alexandre was attempting to sell firearms.  On October 21, 2014, federal agents arranged for the witness to meet with Alexandre at a location in Dorchester.  At the meeting, Alexandre sold the witness a .44 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.  The revolver was loaded with one round of .44 caliber ammunition.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Lawrence J. Panetta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

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Updated August 3, 2016