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Friday, July 16, 2010

BOSTON, Mass. - A Brockton man was convicted today in federal court of illegally possessing a firearm.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Eugenio A. Marquez, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms - Boston Field Office and Colonel Marian J. McGovern, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police announced today that MOISES CINTRON, 33, of Brockton, Mass., pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to one count of being a felon-in-possession.

At today’s plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that on November 5, 2007, CINTRON was a passenger in a vehicle traveling in the area of Rt. 128 near Lynnfield, Mass. After a traffic stop, CINTRON was found to be in possession of a Hechler and Koch 9mm firearm and various rounds of ammunition. The evidence would have also shown that on November 5, 2007, CINTRON was a convicted felon and was therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Judge Gorton scheduled sentencing for October 20, 2010. CINTRON faces a maximum period of life imprisonment, and minimum mandatory period of 15 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Massachusetts State Police. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Susan M. Poswistilo and James E. Arnold of Ortiz’s Health Care Fraud Unit.


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