BOSTON – A Randolph man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Dararong James Heang, 28, pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for Oct. 3, 2018.
Shortly after midnight on June 16, 2017, law enforcement officers stopped Heang and two other individuals in the area of Shirley Avenue in Revere, which had been the scene of recent gang violence. Heang was known to officers as being previously involved with gang activity. During a subsequent search, Heang was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic firearm and seven rounds of ammunition. At the time, Heang was on state probation and had previously been convicted of multiple felonies in state court, including assault and battery and possession with intent to distribute drugs.
The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley; and Revere Police Chief James R. Guido made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kunal Pasricha of Lelling’s Organized Crime & Gang Unit is prosecuting the case.