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Ware Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Ammunition and Manufacturing Explosive Materials

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 10, 2009
  • District of Massachusetts (617) 748-3100

SPRINGFIELD, MA—A Ware man was charged today in federal court with Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon and Manufacturing Explosive Materials without a License.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Glenn N. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Resident Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense’s Department of Criminal Investigative Service in Boston; and Randy Miskanic, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Boston Division, announced today that ABRAHAM FORISH, age 36, of 187 Old Gilbertville Road, Ware, Massachusetts, was charged in an Indictment with Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

The superseding Indictment alleges that FORISH possessed numerous rounds of varying calibers of ammunition after having been convicted of a felony. It further alleges that FORISH manufactured the explosive material triacetone triperoxide (TATP) without a license.

If convicted on these charges, FORISH faces up to 10 years' imprisonment, to be followed by up to three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine on each count of the superseding Indictment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Unit.

The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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