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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Niles Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Having Firearms, Ammunition And Body Armor Despite Felony

A Niles man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms, ammuntion and body armor, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Michael L. Green, Jr., age 34, pleaded guilty to a two-count indictment earlier this year.

On October 28, 2013, Green possessed a MAADI, model RML, 7.62” x 39” rifle; a Ruger, model SR40, .40 caliber pistol; 97 rounds of 7.62” x 39” ammunition; and 16 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, after he had previously been convicted of failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, burglary and assault on a peace officer, in the Trumbull County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas.

Additionally, Green was in possession of body armor on October 28, 2013, despite having previously been convicted of a violent felony.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Warren  Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

Updated March 12, 2015