THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2024 Page 3 Chelsea Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Machinegun Conversion Devices B OSTON — A Chelsea man pleaded guilty last week to illegally selling multiple machinegun conversion devices to an undercover federal agent. Michael Williams, 50, was indicted on two counts of transferring or possessing a machinegun and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for May 15, 2024. Williams was arrested and charged by criminal complaint in July 2023 and subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2023. In January 2023, Williams agreed to sell several machinegun conversion devices and other fi rearm accessories to an undercover agent. Following a series of communications, Williams met the undercover agent twice at a pre-arranged location. On Jan. 12, 2023, Williams sold the fi rst machinegun conversion device, along with numerous rounds of ammunition. On the following day Williams sold two additional machinegun conversion devices to the undercover agent. Williams is prohibited from possessing a fi rearm or ammunition due to a prior felony conviction. The charge of unlawful transferring or possession of a machinegun provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fi ne of up to $250,000. The felon in possession charge provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fi ne of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and Chelsea Police Chief Keith Houghton made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Dawley of the Organized Crime & Gang Unit is prosecuting the case. Make a difference as a hospice volunteer! Online training to begin March 4 VOLUNTEER | SEE Page 5 nonprofit organization. You can make a diff erence in a patient’s life by: • Engaging in a shared interest or hobby “I’m a fi rm believer in quality of life, so I’ll do what I can to help my patients with that. It’s so rewarding when they acknowledge my visit”—Care Dimensions Hospice Volunteer Michael Person of Wakefi eld, Mass. C are Dimensions, the region’s largest provider of hospice care, will hold online training classes for those interested in becoming volunteers for the • Helping with letter-writing or life review • Visiting with your approved dog • Reading to the patient Listening and by providing a supportive, comforting presence Our volunteers visit patients in their homes, in facilities, and at our hospice houses. If patient visits are not the right fi t, you can volunteer in other ways, such as providing administrative offi ce support or making check-in phone calls to current patients or bereaved family members. Training will be held via Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9–11 a.m., March 4–27 (register by February 24).For more information or to register, please go to www.CareDimensions.org/ Volunteers, or email VolunteerInfo@CareDimensions.org. About Care Dimensions: The largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and chilLawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of tino I sur nce is p the l yal c st ers o d t welcome PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

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