Springfield Felon Charged With Illegal Firearm And Ammunition Possession
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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.
Updated December 15, 2014