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Dorchester Man Sentenced for Possessing Stolen Semi-Automatic Weapon In South Station, Reports U.S. Attorney.

BOSTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ --

A Dorchester man was sentenced today in federal court for being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm.

United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced that NICHOLAS J. MCDONOUGH, age 20, of 29 Rosemont Street in Dorchester was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole to 7 years in prison for possessing a stolen firearm.

According to documents filed in federal court, on the afternoon of July 13, 1999, MCDONOUGH, who had previously been convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering, was standing on an Amtrak train platform in South Station with a white plastic bag under his right arm concealing a weapon. When a Boston Police Officer asked MCDONOUGH what he was carrying, MCDONOUGH replied: "my tuxedo." MCDONOUGH then dropped the weapon and fled. After chasing MCDONOUGH on foot for several minutes, Boston Police Officers apprehended MCDONOUGH. The firearm recovered from MCDONOUGH was a stolen Chinese Norinco semiautomatic rifle.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana K. Lloyd of Stern's Economic Crimes Unit.
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