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Brockton Man Sentenced for Receiving Firearm While Under Indictment

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

BOSTON – A Brockton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for receiving a firearm while under indictment for felony offenses.

Alain Lenord, 26, a/k/a “OB,” was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In April 2019, Lenord pleaded guilty to one count of receiving a firearm while under indictment for a felony offense.

On July 30, 2018, Lenord was indicted in Norfolk County with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, armed assault in a dwelling, armed home invasion, and kidnapping. On Sept. 11, 2018, Lenord was arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court and released on personal recognizance.

On Oct. 26, 2018, while the indictments were pending, law enforcement officers observed Lenord exit an apartment complex and walk toward a vehicle. As he walked, officers observed Lenord manipulating the front of his sweatshirt in a manner consistent with a holding a firearm. The officers approached Lenord, and one stated, “Hey OB.” Lenord appeared startled and then turned and ran into a wooded area. While he was running, the officers observed Lenord drop a loaded .45 caliber Glock 30 firearm that contained 10 rounds of ammunition. Lenord was apprehended and arrested by officers who approached from the other direction. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New England Field Division; Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Brockton Police Chief John Crowley made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip A. Mallard of Lelling’s Organized Crime and 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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as 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.

Updated July 18, 2019

Firearms Offenses