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Case Number: 3:20-cr-00165-RDM
Judge: Robert D. Mariani
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ( Lackawanna County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Scranton, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
Lance Green, age 43, of Bronx, New York, , on March 18, 2021, following a four-day trial, a jury convicted Green of possessing and displaying a firearm that had an obliterated serial number during a neighbor dispute in Kingston, Pennsylvania, on October 5, 2017.
Green had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses and was on state parole at the time of the offense. On August 17, 2020, while on federal pretrial release, Green committed and was convicted by a Lackawanna County jury of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. In September, Green was sentenced to 7 ½ to 15 years of imprisonment on the state offense. Judge Mariani ordered that his federal sentence be served consecutively to the state parole violation and the Lackawanna County sentence.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kingston Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jenny P. Roberts prosecuted the case.
This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
PROHIBITED PERSON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITH AN OBLITERATED SERIAL NUMBER
Outcome: Deft. is committed t BOP for a term of 235 months. This term consists of 235 months on Court 1 and 60 months on Count 2, to run concurrently. This term shall run consecutively to Deft's imprisonment imposed in Docket Numbers CR-1639-2020 and CR-2049-2011 in Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. No fine imposed. $200 Special Assessment due immediately. Upon release, shall be on Supervised Release for 3 years.