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Felon Charged For Gun Found In Bronx Apartment Had Motions Now Gets 57 Months

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 14 –  Melvon Adams is charged with being a felon in possess of a firearm, to wit, a black Taurus Spectrum .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol. 

 On February 24, 2021 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

 The gun was found in Adams' apartment in The Bronx, by his parole officer.  

Judge Hellerstein asked about the evidence and discovery, and what motion might be made.

 He set a next proceeding for March 9, asking to be told what motions will be filed by then.

Jump cut to November 17, 2022, when defendant pleaded guilty: "Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein: Change of Plea Hearing as to Melvon Adams held on 11/17/2022. Deft. pres. Deft. w/draws previous plea of not guilty and enters a plea to count 1; PSI Ordered; Sentencing set for 3/14/2023.

And on March 14, Adams got 57 months: "Sentencing held on 3/14/2023 for Melvon Adams (1) Count 1s. Deft. sentenced to 57 months; 3 years supervised release."

The case is US v. Adams, 20-cr-628 (Hellerstein) 


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