Brockton Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

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BOSTON – A Brockton man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegally possessing a Smith & Wesson, .40 caliber pistol and ammunition.

David Dardy, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to two years in prison and two years of supervised release. On Sept. 17, 2021, Dardy pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition while being a convicted felon.

On or about Sept. 19, 2020, Dardy possessed a Smith & Wesson, .40 caliber pistol. The firearm was loaded with five rounds of .40 caliber “Federal 40 S&W” ammunition, five rounds of .40 caliber “Perfecta 40 S.W.” ammunition, two rounds of .40 caliber “PPU 40 S&W” ammunition and one round of .40 caliber “FC NR 40 S&W” ammunition.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaitlin R. O’Donnell of Rollins’ Organized Crime and 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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as 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.

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