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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Springfield Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

BOSTON – A Springfield man was sentenced to probation today in federal court in Springfield for firearm offenses.

 Martin Fernandez, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to three years of probation.  In August 2017, Fernandez pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.           

On Jan. 8, 2014, authorities in Springfield found Fernandez in possession of a sawed-off 16-gauge shotgun.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni; Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri; and Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil L. Desroches of Weinreb’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Firearms Offenses
Updated November 14, 2017