Tuesday, a federal jury convicted Christopher “Rudy” McNabb from Leeds of three firearm and ammunition related offenses. The jury verdict was announced by 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 the 44-year-old McNabb after two days of testimony before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre. McNabb will be sentenced on December 10, 2019, and faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
“Our prosecutors and law enforcement partners continue to show that they will not leave their fight in the dressing room, and as a result another violent offender has been convicted,” Town said. “This is the third trial, and third conviction, in the last three weeks of this type. 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.”
“Reducing the potential for violent crime in this case was critical due to ATF partnering with our state, local and federal partners,” Watson said.
According to the Justice Department, Prosecutors presented evidence at trial that McNabb possessed a machinegun, a .223 caliber assault rifle as well as two .380 caliber pistols as well as assorted ammunition.
Prosecutors say that Rudy McNabb is a known member of the Southern Brotherhood , which the Justice Department identifies as a White supremacist gang,
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin Sanchez and Michael Pillsbury prosecuted the case.
McNabb was prohibited from possessing weapons because of past convictions for robbery, drug possession and breaking into cars.
The Anti-Defamation League says reports the Southern Brotherhood is the largest White supremacist prison gang in Alabama. The Southern Brotherhood Motorcycle Club is an affiliated biker group that formed in 1995. They also claim members in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Indiana and Texas.
McNabb faces a potential maximum prison term of 10 years.