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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Career Criminal Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearm

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

On Nov. 26, 2018, Reginald Boyd, 29, was allegedly found in possession of a .22 caliber North American Arms revolver with five rounds of ammunition.  Boyd is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to three previous drug convictions, all punishable by more than a year in prison.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kelly 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 Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan Gotlob of Lelling’s Criminal Division is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Firearms Offenses
Updated February 6, 2019