U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Massachusetts
For Immediate Release
September 26, 2013
Carmen M. Ortiz, United States Attorney
Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling
Springfield Man Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges
BOSTON — A Springfield man was charged today in U.S. District Court in Springfield with possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.
Randy Rivera, 34, formerly of Springfield, was indicted with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment alleges that on January 4, 2013, Rivera, who is a convicted felon, possessed a Smith & Wesson, model M&P 9C, 9mm pistol, and17 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
If convicted, Rivera faces a mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison, five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and John Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Regan of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.