Boston Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Ammunition

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BOSTON – A Boston man has been charged in federal court in Boston in connection with illegally possessing ammunition.

Tyreek Hall, 20, was charged by criminal complaint on one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. Following an initial appearance today before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell, Hall was detained pending a probable cause hearing scheduled for Oct. 3, 2022.

According to the charging documents, on June 9, 2022, Hall was found in possession of a semi-automatic pistol, bearing no manufacturer serial number (commonly known as a “ghost gun”), that being a Glock-style, 9x19mm caliber privately made firearm and eight rounds of ammunition. Hall is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a prior felony conviction.

The felon in possession charge provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Douglas Bartlett, Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; James 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. Attorney John Dawley 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 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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The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.