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Mobile Man Sentenced to 27 Months for Illegally Possessing Stolen Firearms Equipped with Machine Gun Conversion Devices

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

MOBILE, AL – A Mobile, Alabama man was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for being unlawfully in possession of firearms. 

According to court documents, Charvez Green, 19, was convicted of being in possession of a Glock 45 and a Glock 19X. Each firearm was equipped with an illegal machinegun-conversion device, commonly referred to as a “Glock switch,” and both firearms had been stolen. At the time Green unlawfully possessed the firearms he was on bond for murder in Mobile County. 

Firearms experts examined and test fired Green’s illegally modified firearms, which operated as a fully automatic weapons and expelled multiple rounds of ammunition with a single pull of the trigger. Green admitted that he had never registered the machineguns in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, as required by federal law.

Today United States District Judge Callie V. S. Granade sentenced Green to 27 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. The term of imprisonment will be followed by a 3 year term of supervised release. The federal sentence was imposed consecutively to any sentence to be later imposed in the state murder case. 

U.S. Attorney Sean Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Mobile Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Beth Stepan prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated February 22, 2024