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Federal Jury Convicts on Federal Gun and Ammunition Charges

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

Yesterday, a federal jury convicted Christopher McNabb (a.k.a. “Rudy”) from Leeds, Alabama, of three firearm and ammunition related offenses announced U.S. Attorney Jay E, Town and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.

The jury returned its guilty verdict against McNabb after two days of testimony before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre.  McNabb will be sentenced on December 10, 2019, and faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

“Our prosecutors and law enforcement partners continue to show that they will not leave their fight in the dressing room, and as a result another violent offender has been convicted,” Town said.  “This is the third trial, and third conviction, in the last three weeks of this type.  The public can rest assured that we will continue to bring justice to these defendants. These criminals can rest assured in a federal prison bed.”

“Reducing the potential for violent crime in this case was critical due to ATF partnering with our state, local and federal partners,” Watson said.

Evidence at trial proved that McNabb, a known member of the Southern Brotherhood white supremacist gang, possessed a machinegun, a .223 caliber assault rifle as well as two .380 caliber pistols and assorted ammunition.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin Sanchez and Michael Pillsbury prosecuted the case. 

Updated August 8, 2019

Firearms Offenses