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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Tennessee

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Donald Q. Cochran
, United States Attorney
Contact: David Boling

Brentwood, Tennessee Man Sentenced for Possessing Unregistered Sub-Machine Guns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 12, 2018 – Jerry Christopher Bostick, 58, of Brentwood, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court, to pay a $100,000 fine and serve five years on probation, with the first six months on home confinement, for possessing unregistered sub-machine guns, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee. 


Bostick was indicted in October 2015 for possessing a .45 caliber sub-machine gun and a 9mm sub-machine gun, which were not registered in the National Firearms Registry as required by law.  Bostick pleaded guilty to the charges in the indictment on July 18, 2017. 


Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw, Jr., also ordered the firearms to be forfeited and that Bostick serve 500 hours of community service. 


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Montminy.                        


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