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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, February 2, 2024

Richmond Man Sentenced for Possessing Firearm with Machinegun Conversion Device

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm affixed with a machinegun conversion device.

According to court documents, Ke’Rell Mileak Boone, 20, was arrested in the Whitcomb Court area on May 11, 2022. Boone and others were seen by Richmond Police detectives displaying firearms on a social media platform. Officers discovered two firearms on Boone—a standard semiautomatic pistol and a handgun with a machinegun conversion device affixed where the backplate should go. Boone had what appeared to be the legal backplate for the converted machinegun in his pocket and had further outfitted the machinegun with an extended magazine.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Jason S. Miyares, Attorney General of Virginia; Craig Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division; and Rick Edwards, Chief of Richmond Police, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Devon E. Schulz and Assistant U.S. Attorney Olivia L. Norman prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:23-cr-109.


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