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Stockton Man Indicted for Illegal Firearm Possession and Sales

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment today against Antonio Soto-Perez, 26, of Stockton, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, over the course of four undercover purchases, Soto-Perez sold an informant a total of nine firearms, including a weapon with a high-capacity magazine, one with an obliterated serial number, and two assault rifles.

This case is the product of an investigation by the FBI and the San Joaquin County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Conolly is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Soto-Perez faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated October 10, 2019

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