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Justin Gebo Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearms Offenses

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

            CONCORD – A former Belmont man was sentenced today in federal court in connection with his possession of firearms as a prohibited person, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

            Justin Gebo, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul P. Barbadoro to 33 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release on two counts of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, including being in possession of a firearm while under indictment and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

            “This case makes clear why felons cannot be trusted to possess firearms,” said U.S. Attorney Young.  “The defendant’s unlawful receipt of the CZ Scorpion during a time he was under felony indictment was the beginning of that firearm’s path to the hands of a convicted felony where it was used to commit heinous crimes.  The sentence imposed by the Court makes clear the significant consequences for those prohibited persons who possess guns.”

            According to the charging documents, on or about January 1, 2023, Gebo was in receipt of a Ceska Zrojovka (“CZ”) model Scorpion EVO 3, S2, 9x19mm short-barreled rifle, with an attached armbrace, while he was under felony indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. That firearm was later recovered during a homicide investigation on June 3, 2023, in Franklin, New Hampshire.  In addition, on or about February 3, 2023, Gebo was in possession of a 17 Design and Manufacturing, model 17DM-15, multicaliber rifle, after he had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

            The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the New Hampshire State Police and the Laconia Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey W.R. Ward 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 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 July 1, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 2024-234