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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Randolph Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Charge

BOSTON – A Randolph man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Dararong James Heang, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 21 months in prison and two years of supervised release. In June 2018, Heang pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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. 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 a drug offense.

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 John P. Pappas; and Revere Police Chief James R. Guido made the announcement today.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated October 3, 2018