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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.

Elvin Perez, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2019, Perez pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

On June 19, 2018, after law enforcement responded to a report of alleged abuse by the defendant of a disabled man confined to a wheelchair, police recovered a Heckler & Koch, Model USP, .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and 47 rounds of ammunition - 38 of which were compatible with the recovered firearm – from a dresser drawer attributable to Perez. The gun had previously been reported stolen. As a result of a prior two year committed sentence for heroin distribution in a school zone, Perez is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Canton Police Chief Kenneth Berkowitz made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey E. Weinstein of Lelling’s Major Crimes 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 August 6, 2019

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