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Brockton Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Firearms Possession

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

BOSTON – A member of the Flameville Legend Boys gang pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to illegal possession of a firearm.


Caetano Oliveira, 26, of Brockton, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Sept. 19, 2017.


In July 2016, law enforcement launched an investigation into Sariah Lynn Miranda, a suspected Brockton drug dealer. On Aug. 5, 2016, during a search of Miranda’s apartment, where Oliveira also lived, drug trafficking paraphernalia and heroin was recovered. Two loaded handguns – a Sig Sauer 9mm Magnum and a Taurus .40 caliber pistol – and ammunition were recovered in Oliveira’s bedroom. Oliveira admitted to law enforcement officers that the firearms were his.


According to court documents, Oliveira was been previously convicted of several gun and drug offenses. In 2010, Oliveira was sentenced to two 18-month jail sentences after being convicted in state court of illegal gun possession and of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. In 2013, Oliveira pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon for ordering an associate to open fire on a car in which two undercover police officers were meeting with an informant, who was one of Oliveira’s rivals.


The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Glenn MacKinlay of Weinreb’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated June 21, 2017

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