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Massachusetts man sentenced in Alabama, Massachusetts, illegal firearm operation, several found in area communities



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BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced in federal court in Boston for illegally transporting firearms from Alabama into Massachusetts.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Justice, 21-year-old Jarmori Brown was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2023, Brown pleaded guilty to one count of illegal transportation or receipt in state of residency of firearm purchased or acquired outside of state of residency, and one count of conspiracy to illegally transport firearms.

In July 2022, Brown was charged along with co-defendants Brandon Moore, Jahquel Pringle and Kobe Smith. Brown has been in state custody on unrelated state charges since being charged federally. Pringle and Smith are currently in federal custody pending their trials. Moore’s case was transferred to his home district of the Middle District of Alabama, where he has since pleaded guilty.

Brown, and allegedly Pringle, Smith and Moore, conspired to obtain at least 24 firearms from Alabama, where Moore lived, and then transport them to Boston. In August 2020, Brown traveled from Boston to Alabama on a commercial bus to pick up the firearms, allegedly from Moore, and then transported the firearms, concealed within luggage, back to Boston on the commercial bus. According to court documents, at least seven firearms obtained in this manner have been recovered by law enforcement from the streets of Boston and surrounding communities.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elianna J. Nuzum of Levy’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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