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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

November 2, 2009

Michael K. Loucks, Acting United States Attorney

Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling

(617) 748-3356

usama.media@usdoj.gov

Felon Convicted For Gun Possession

BOSTON, MA — A Boston man was sentenced in federal court for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Acting United States Attorney Michael K. Loucks, Glenn N. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Division and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis announced that AARON BAILEY, age 30, of Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris to 96 months years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. BAILEY pled guilty of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm on July 28, 2009.

At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that om January 28, 2008, an individual, later identified as BAILEY, was observed operating a motor vehicle erratically on Glenway Street, in Dorchester. Officers initiated a stop of the motor vehicle and noted that the operator leaned across to the glove compartment as the vehicle slowed, as if to stop, and then abruptly sped off. As officers perused the vehicle, BAILEY jump from the moving vehicle and into the back yard of a neighboring home, where officers found and arrested him. The motor vehicle was secured and a loaded 9mm automatic weapon was found in the glove box. The weapon had 10 rounds of ammunition and an obliterated serial number.

The case was investigated by the Boston Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Loucks’ Major Crime Unit.

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