Dorchester Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Firearms Dealing, Reports U.S. Attorney

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Attorney

    BOSTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dorchester man pled guilty today in
 federal court to unlawful firearms dealing and unlawful transportation of
 firearms across state lines.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced today that ANTHONY E.
 LEWIS, age 32, pled guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns
 to a three count indictment charging him with one count of engaging in the
 business of dealing firearms without a license and two counts of interstate
 transportation of firearms.
     At today's hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore D. Chuang told the
 Court that if the case had gone to trial, the government would have proven
 that during 1998 and early 1999, LEWIS sold firearms in the Boston area that
 he had obtained from North Carolina.  During that time period, LEWIS traveled
 to Kinston, North Carolina to purchase firearms using a driver's license that
 listed his address as the home of his grandmother in Kinston.   LEWIS brought
 the firearms back to Boston and sold them at various locations in Dorchester,
 Jamaica Plain, and Brockton.  Two of LEWIS's firearms, a Haskell .45 pistol,
 and a Lorcin .380 pistol, were later recovered by the Boston Police Department
 in shooting incidents.
     During this time period, LEWIS told several individuals that he had access
 to firearms and could get firearms for them, and on at least one occasion
 displayed three firearms that he said were for sale.  He had stated that he
 obtained firearms from "down South," where it was easier to purchase them, and
 that he could double his money by selling them in Boston.
     Judge Stearns scheduled sentencing for July 10, 2001.  LEWIS faces a
 maximum penalty on each count of five years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
     This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
 Firearms and by the Boston Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by
 Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore D. Chuang of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Attorney
    BOSTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dorchester man pled guilty today in
 federal court to unlawful firearms dealing and unlawful transportation of
 firearms across state lines.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced today that ANTHONY E.
 LEWIS, age 32, pled guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns
 to a three count indictment charging him with one count of engaging in the
 business of dealing firearms without a license and two counts of interstate
 transportation of firearms.
     At today's hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore D. Chuang told the
 Court that if the case had gone to trial, the government would have proven
 that during 1998 and early 1999, LEWIS sold firearms in the Boston area that
 he had obtained from North Carolina.  During that time period, LEWIS traveled
 to Kinston, North Carolina to purchase firearms using a driver's license that
 listed his address as the home of his grandmother in Kinston.   LEWIS brought
 the firearms back to Boston and sold them at various locations in Dorchester,
 Jamaica Plain, and Brockton.  Two of LEWIS's firearms, a Haskell .45 pistol,
 and a Lorcin .380 pistol, were later recovered by the Boston Police Department
 in shooting incidents.
     During this time period, LEWIS told several individuals that he had access
 to firearms and could get firearms for them, and on at least one occasion
 displayed three firearms that he said were for sale.  He had stated that he
 obtained firearms from "down South," where it was easier to purchase them, and
 that he could double his money by selling them in Boston.
     Judge Stearns scheduled sentencing for July 10, 2001.  LEWIS faces a
 maximum penalty on each count of five years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
     This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
 Firearms and by the Boston Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by
 Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore D. Chuang of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Attorney