BOSTON — A Worcester man was sentenced to over six years in prison on Friday in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Lawrence Rutherford, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Mastroianni to 78 months, or six and a half years, in prison and three years of supervised release.
In March 2023, Rutherford pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
During a search of Rutherford’s residence in June 2019, two loaded .22 caliber pistols and approximately 613 rounds of ammunition was seized. Rutherford is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to several prior felony convictions punishable by more than one year in prison.
Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua Levy, Special Agent in Charge James Ferguson, ATF, Boston Field Division, and Interim Worcester Police Chief Paul Saucier made the announcement.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Greg Friedholm and John Mulcahy of the Criminal Division prosecuted the case.