U.S. ATTORNEY: White supremacist from Leeds convicted on gun charges
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A federal jury convicted Christopher McNabb (a.k.a. “Rudy”) from Leeds, Alabama, of three firearm and ammunition-related offenses, according to U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.
The jury returned its guilty verdict against McNabb after two days of testimony before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre. McNabb will be sentenced on Dec. 10, 2019, and he will face up to 10 years in federal prison.
U.S. Attorney Town called McNabb a “violent offender” and said he will continue the fight against violence.
“This is the third trial, and third conviction, in the last three weeks of this type,” said Town. “The public can rest assured that we will continue to bring justice to these defendants. These criminals can rest assured in a federal prison bed.”
Evidence at trial suggested that McNabb, a known member of the Southern Brotherhood white supremacist gang, possessed a machinegun, a .223 caliber assault rifle, as well as two .380 caliber pistols and assorted ammunition.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin Sanchez and Michael Pillsbury prosecuted the case.