Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 Chelsea man indicted for unlawful trafficking of machine gun conversion devices A Chelsea man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston with illegally selling machine gun conversion devices. Michael Williams, 49, was indicted on two counts of transferring or possessing a machine gun and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. Williams was previously arrested and charged by criminal complaint on July 28, 2023. According to the charging documents, in January 2023, Williams agreed to sell several machine gun conversion devices and other fi rearm accessories to an undercover federal agent. It is alleged that, following a series of communications, Williams met the undercover agent twice at a prearranged location. It is further alleged that on January 12, 2023, Williams sold the fi rst machine gun conversion device, along with numerous rounds of ammunition, to the undercover agent. 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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 on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes that govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case. Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua S. Levy; the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division, Christopher DiMenna; and Chelsea Police Chief Keith Houghton made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Dawley of the Organized Crime & Gang Unit is prosecuting the case. RevereTV Spotlight R evereTV thanks everyone involved with last week’s Mayoral Primary Debate at Revere High School. The debate was hosted by the Revere Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Revere Journal. Prior to the event, the RTV crew worked all day to ensure that all technical aspects were fi gured out and ready to go for a live multi-camera shoot. This event coverage was done in coordination with staff on scene and back in the studio. The live coverage went off without a hitch, and the full recording is now replaying on RTV GOV. You can still watch the debate online as it remains posted to the RevereTV Facebook and YouTube pages. Campaign season is in full swing, but the current City Council and Sub-Committee members are still carrying on as usual in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. For meetings this week, expect to see replays of Monday’s City Council Meeting and the RHS Building Committee, License Commission and Traffic Commission from the past few weeks. As mentioned above, the Mayoral Primary Debate will also be sprinkled into the RTV GOV schedule in between meetings at various times through the preliminary election, which is on September 19. The Community Channel is now featuring new episodes of “The Wave” and “Fabulous Foods with Victoria Fabbo.” On the new monthly episode of “The Wave,” the Revere Chamber of Commerce had two guests: Steve Borgerson, representing First Priority Credit Union, and board member Francisco Rosa from Rosa & Taing Law, LLC. The two guests shared insight about their business practices and the fascinating stories of how they ventured into their respective fi elds. On “Fabulous Foods,” Victoria Fabbo focused on backto-school breakfast and lunch recipes. These recipes include chia seed pudding, smoothies, a healthy sandwich option and salads. Watch “The Wave” and “Fabulous Foods with Victoria Fabbo” now playing on RTV and posted to RevereTV’s social media pages. Watch the past two weeks of “In the Loop” to learn about early voting for the preliminary city election and the highly anticipated Revere Fall Festival. 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