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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Andrew E. Lelling
, United States Attorney
Contact: Christtina DiIorio-Sterling

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charge

BOSTON – A Connecticut man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield to a federal firearms charge.

 

Jermane Merlyn Samuel, 36, of Enfield, Conn., pleaded guilty to one count of receiving and possessing two firearms with obliterated serial numbers. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for July 31, 2019.

 

On Sept. 20, 2018, Samuel received and possessed a Model 27 .40 caliber Glock pistol and a Model 17 9mm Glock pistol in a hotel parking lot in West Springfield. The serial numbers of both pistols had been obliterated.

 

Samuel faces a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kelly Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine A. Wagner of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

 

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Boston Field Division