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Worcester Man Charged with Illegal Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON - A Worcester man appeared in federal court in Worcester today to face an illegal firearm possession charge.

Christopher Brown, 34, was charged on Feb. 19, 2019, with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared in federal court in Worcester this afternoon and was returned to state custody where he is currently held on pretrial detention.

According to the charging document, on Nov. 25, 2018, Brown was arrested for carrying a Taurus .38 Revolver loaded with four rounds of ammunition. Brown is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior convictions punishable by more than one year in prison.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting 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.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated February 25, 2019

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