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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
For Immediate Release
District of Massachusetts, United States Attorney
Contact: Joshua S. Levy
www.justice.gov/usao-ma
Monday, May 6, 2024

Boston Man Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Prison for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Defendant Was on Parole for 1 Week at Time of the Offense

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today for illegally possessing ammunition as a convicted felon.

Tyreek Hall, 21, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. In September 2023, Hall pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. 

In or around June 2022, Hall posed on social media with a gun. At the time of the social media post, Hall had been on parole for one week, after early release for a state conviction of assault with a dangerous weapon (a firearm). Hall is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a prior felony conviction. On June 9, 2022, Hall was found in possession of a 9x19mm caliber privately made Glock-style semi-automatic pistol, bearing no manufacturer serial number (commonly known as a “ghost gun”), and eight rounds of ammunition. 

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Brian Kyes, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; and Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Dawley and Fred Wyshak, III of the Organized Crime & Gang Unit 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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