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Pakistani Illegal Alien Indicted on Firearms Charge
DECEMBER 11, 2012

Boston - A Pakistani man living in Woburn was charged today in federal court with illegal gun possession.

Ghazi Armaghan, 22, was charged in an indictment with being an alien in possession of a firearm.

The Indictment alleges that Armaghan, who was in the United States illegally, possessed a .25 caliber pistol. The affidavit supporting a Criminal Complaint that was filed last week states that Armaghan sold the gun to a federal agent during an undercover operation. During the encounter, Armaghan told the undercover agent that he was willing to sell more guns to the agent in the future, including automatic weapons.

If convicted, Armaghan faces up to 10 years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Guy N. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Boston Field Division made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric P. Christofferson of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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