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NEW BEDFORD DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED IN FIREARM OFFENSE

December 7, 2010

Boston, Mass. - A New Bedford man was sentenced today in federal court on a firearm charge.

PEDRO RENEE CRUZ, 30, of New Bedford, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel, to 180 months mandatory minimum period of incarceration, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

On July 29, 2010, CRUZ pled guilty to a one count Indictment charging him with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. At the plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the evidence would have proven that on or about February 5, 2009, CRUZ sold a Ruger Model 9mm pistol, loaded with 11 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, to an undercover cooperating witness in exchange for money.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Guy N. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Office; Colonel Marian McGovern, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; C. Samuel Sutter, Bristol County District Attorney ; Chief Ronald Teachman of the New Bedford Police Department; and Thomas M. Hodgson, Bristol County Sheriff, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan in Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

 

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