CONCORD, NH – A Massachusetts man prohibited from having a weapon posted selfies on social media while at a Manchester shooting range and, as a result, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison.
Jeremy Robinson, 26, of Hyannis, Mass., was sentenced in U.S. District Court, New Hampshire, for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph Laplante imposed a sentence of 30 months imprisonment, three years supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.
On August 11, 2015, Robinson pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), which carries a maximum 10-year /$250,000 fine.
According to the indictment and other statements made in court, Robinson traveled to New Hampshire in November 2014 and was in possession of an H&K 9mm pistol and ammunition manufactured by Fiocchi at a firing range in Manchester. At the time, Robinson was prohibited from possessing a firearm as a result of a prior felony conviction.
Robinson subsequently posted videos and photographs of himself on social media operating the rented firearm.
Robinson is currently incarcerated in Massachusetts on an unrelated conviction, and Chief Judge Laplante ordered his federal sentence to run consecutive to his state incarceration.
This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Barnstable Police Department, and the Barnstable Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.
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