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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts
Attorney Joshua S. Levy, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 3, 2024

Convicted Felon Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition while on Federal Supervised Release

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, specifically a loaded Taurus 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number. At the time of the offense, the defendant was on supervised release after serving a federal prison sentence for firearm and drug convictions.

Tevin Abercrombie, 29, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. In January 2024, Abercrombie was convicted by a federal jury of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

In April 2020, while responding to shorts fired, officers stopped a vehicle that was of interest. During that stop, Abercrombie was found to be in possession of a black Taurus 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number loaded with one round in the chamber and an additional seven rounds of 9mm ammunition in the magazine. In 2016, Abercrombie was convicted in federal court of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, cocaine and heroin and sentenced to 60 months in prison. Abercrombie was on federal supervised release at the time of this offense.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John T. Dawley and Fred M. 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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