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Dorchester Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Offense

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

Michael Browne, 49, of Dorchester, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to knowingly selling a firearm and ammunition to a felon. United States District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for Sept. 1, 2017.

On Oct. 4, 2010, Browne sold a .357 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver and four bullets for $700 to an individual Browne knew had been previously convicted of a felony offense.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Mickey D. Leadingham, 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. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 19, 2017

Firearms Offenses