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New York Man Sentenced To Over 19 Years’ Imprisonment For Firearms Offenses

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

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lance Green, age 43, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced on November 19, 2021 to 235 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, on March 18, 2021, following a four-day trial, a jury convicted Green of possessing and displaying a firearm that had an obliterated serial number during a neighbor dispute in Kingston, Pennsylvania, on October 5, 2017.

Green had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses and was on state parole at the time of the offense. On August 17, 2020, while on federal pretrial release, Green committed and was convicted by a Lackawanna County jury of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. In September, Green was sentenced to 7 ½ to 15 years of imprisonment on the state offense.  Judge Mariani ordered that his federal sentence be served consecutively to the state parole violation and the Lackawanna County sentence.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kingston Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Jenny P. Roberts prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


Updated November 22, 2021

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