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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Springfield Felon Charged With Illegal Firearm And Ammunition Possession

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BOSTON – A Springfield man was charged yesterday in U.S. District Court in Springfield with illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Jamel Bolden, 21, was charged in an Information with possessing a firearm and ammunition after being previously convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison.

According to the Information, on June 7, 2013, Bolden possessed a Ruger Single Six .22 Magnum caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of CCI .22 caliber ammunition after being previously convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison. According to the plea agreement, Bolden has also agreed to plead guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in a related case in Hampden Superior Court.

The charging statute provides a sentenced of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz's Springfield Branch Office.


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Updated December 15, 2014