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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 15, 2017

Seabrook Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession

          Concord, N.H.— Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Pablo Acevedo, 31, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty on Thursday to possessing a firearm while prohibited by federal law.

          According to the indictment, statements made in court, and other public records in the case, law enforcement agents began an investigation after a firearm was recovered in June 2016 in connection with a shooting incident in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Investigators learned that Acevedo had purchased the firearm in a private sale arranged through the Internet in October 2014. At the time, Acevedo was a previously convicted felon, and could not legally purchase or possess any firearms.

          Acevedo is scheduled to be sentenced on January 10, 2018.

          This matter is being jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Seabrook Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Lawrence, Massachusetts Police Department. The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.

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Updated September 15, 2017