BOSTON – A 24-year-old Worcester man was sentenced to three and a half years in federal court in Worcester on Wednesday on two counts of being a felon in possession of ammunition.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Justice, Steven Rivera was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Rivera was arrested late last June by federal and state law enforcement along with eight other individuals who have been charged with firearms-related offenses.
On Feb. 14, 2017, Rivera – who has multiple prior felony convictions, including drug-related offenses – sold two handguns and numerous rounds of ammunition to a cooperating source in Worcester. On Feb. 28, 2017, Rivera sold the cooperating source two more handguns (one of which was inoperable) and numerous rounds of ammunition.