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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 8, 2020
Andrew E. Lelling
, United States Attorney
Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling

Worcester Man Sentenced for Gun Violation

BOSTON – A Worcester man was sentenced today for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

Christopher Brown, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In February 2020, Brown pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Nov. 25, 2018, Brown was arrested in Worcester for possession of a loaded Taurus .38 revolver and 4 rounds of ammunition. Brown is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior convictions punishable by more than one year in prison.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Boston Field Division