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Convicted Felon Sentenced for Firearm Offense

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

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

David Amadin, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In April 2019, Amadin pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

On July 9, 2018, after attempting to flee from law enforcement officers, Amadin was found in possession of a Springfield Amory Model 45 ACP XD5 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol that contained five rounds of ammunition. Amadin had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison and was therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition. The gun had previously been reported stolen.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Lelling’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit.

Updated July 16, 2019

Firearms Offenses