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Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

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

BOSTON – A Worcester man pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

Christopher Brown, 35, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman, who scheduled sentencing for June 8, 2020. In February 2019, Brown was charged by federal criminal complaint.

On Nov. 25, 2018, Brown was arrested in Worcester for possession of a loaded Taurus .38 revolver and 4 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 up to 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 D. 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.

Updated February 18, 2020

Firearms Offenses