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Monday, January 13, 2020

South Boston Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

BOSTON – A South Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Jermaine Tindal, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In April 2019, Tindal pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Tindal was arrested and charged in September 2018 and has been in custody since.

On July 19, 2018, Tindal possessed a Harrington and Richardson 12-gauge shotgun and five rounds of Remington 12-gauge ammunition after previously being convicted in South Carolina of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison. He then sold the shotgun and ammunition to another individual in the Mary Ellen McCormack public housing development.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elianna Nuzum 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. PSN is 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.

Firearms Offenses
Updated January 13, 2020