Boston Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Firearm Offense

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BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Anton Rise, 40, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to 79 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2019, Rise pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

According to court filings, in the early morning of March 4, 2017, Rise was arrested with a firearm loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition tucked in his waistband shortly after he left a nightclub in Boston.

Due to prior felony convictions, Rise is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; 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.

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.