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Worcester Man Indicted for Firearm and Ammunition Offense

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

BOSTON – A Worcester man was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on a firearm and ammunition offense.

Ahmed Sullay, 25, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to charging documents, on Nov. 18, 2020, Sullay was arrested by police for possessing a loaded Jimenez Arms pistol. Sullay is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior convictions.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to ten 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.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; 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 Danial E. Bennett of Mendell’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 indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated May 7, 2021

Firearms Offenses