Beloit man sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun as felon

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Gazette staff
Thursday, February 16, 2017

MADISON—A Beloit man was sentenced to three years in federal prison Wednesday for possessing an AK-47-style weapon as a felon, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Kenneth Greene, 25, pleaded guilty to the possession charge Nov. 3, 2015, after he sold the gun to an undercover officer in December 2014, according to the release.

He was charged with distributing crack cocaine on four occasions in December 2014 and possessing three different firearms from December 2014 until January 2015, according to the release. Greene pleaded guilty to possessing one of the firearms.

The investigation into Greene was conducted by G-ROC, a task force formed through the FBI's Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, which addresses gang violence and drug-related violence, according to the release.

Participating members in the investigation included the FBI, Rock County Sheriff's Office, Rock County District Attorney's Office, Beloit Police Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to the release.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz prosecuted the case.

U.S. District Judge William M. Conley sentenced Greene to an additional three years of supervised release after his prison sentence, according to the release.

Last updated: 11:50 am Thursday, February 16, 2017

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