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Illinois Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison

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

HAMMOND- Alexander Greene, 27 years old, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Greene was sentenced to 63 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on February 22, 2022, the Indiana State Police responded to a vehicle crash and spoke with Greene. From Greene’s possession, a trooper recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine and a machinegun conversion device attached.  The machinegun conversion device made the pistol capable of firing multiple shots with a single pull of the trigger. Greene’s criminal history revealed he has prior felony convictions for aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm and possession of a stolen vehicle, and as such, is prohibited from possessing the firearm in this case.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Indiana State Police.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Joel L. Mathur and Kevin F. Wolff.         

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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated June 7, 2023

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