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Malden Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Offense

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

BOSTON – A Malden man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. 

Herby Paul, 27, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In October 2022, Paul pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

On Nov. 24, 2021, Paul was pulled over by law enforcement while driving on interstate 95 in Canton. Paul provided law enforcement with a false name and was asked to exit the vehicle. He then fled on foot, jumped over a guardrail, ran down an embankment and attempted to scale a fence. Paul was quickly apprehended on scene and a subsequent search of his vehicle resulted in the recovery of a 9mm handgun loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition. 

At the time of the offense, Paul was on state probation for a 2020 conviction of possessing a firearm without a license and resisting arrest, for which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Dell’Anno of Rollins’ Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case. 

Updated January 11, 2023

Firearms Offenses