ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Two Rockford men, Rahime Briggs, 25, and D’Leon Johnson, 25, have been sentenced to federal prison after being caught possessing firearms, which is illegal since both men are convicted felons.
Briggs was sentenced to six years and ten months in prison.
Johnson was sentenced to four years and two months.
The sentencing is part of a U.S. Justice Department prosecution initiative called Project Safe Neighborhoods, designed to reduce violent crime in northern Illinois.
A federal grant is enabling courts to use an intelligence-led approach to prosecutions that target the most violent criminals.