Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to Prison    

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

Or 508-688-5565

WORCESTER – A Worcester man, convicted by a Superior Court jury on gun and drug charges, has been sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Heriberto Rivera, 30, was found guilty on May 3 of possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. On May 10 he pleaded guilty to being an armed career criminal and was sentenced to 9 to 10 years in state prison by Judge David Ricciardone.

Assistant District Attorney Julieanne Karcasinas recommended a sentence of 10 to 12 years in state prison, while defense attorney Thomas Brousseau recommended a sentence of 3 to 5 years in state prison.