United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fontana, California, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm.
Gregorio Aguirre, age 26, was indicted on May 20, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on June 12, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge relates to Aguirre possessing an unregistered firearm made from a Remington Model 12, .22 Caliber Rifle, on April 12, 2014, in South Dakota.
The charge is merely an accusation and Aguirre is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.
Aguirre was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has been set for August 19, 2014.