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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Springfield Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm

BOSTON – Kendall Hill, 29, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Springfield for possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon. 

Hill was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  He pleaded guilty in April 2016.

On Sept. 21, 2015, Hill possessed a .22 caliber Ruger pistol loaded with eight rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.  It was discovered in Hill’s closet by law enforcement officers who were executing outstanding Georgia and Massachusetts warrants.  Hill has a an extensive, violent criminal history, including 2004 and 2005 firearms convictions in Massachusetts state courts and 2015 Massachusetts state convictions for breaking and entering and assault and battery.  Hill was on probation for the 2015 cases at the time that he committed this federal offense.

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

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Updated June 21, 2016