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Brockton Gang Member Sentenced for Firearms Possession

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

BOSTON – A member of the Flameville Legend Boys gang was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegal possession of a firearm. 


Caetano Oliveira, 26, of Brockton, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 86 months in prison and three years of supervised release, during which time he is prohibited from affiliating with gang associates. In June 2017, Oliveira pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 


In July 2016, law enforcement launched an investigation into a suspected Brockton drug dealer, with whom Oliveira lived.  On Aug. 5, 2016, during a search of the suspect’s apartment, law enforcement seized drug trafficking paraphernalia and heroin as well as two loaded handguns – a Sig Sauer 9mm Magnum and a Taurus .40 caliber pistol – and ammunition, which were recovered in Oliveira’s bedroom.  Oliveira admitted to law enforcement officers that the firearms were his.


According to court documents, Oliveira was previously convicted of several firearm 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 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 a witness, who was one of Oliveira’s rivals. 


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, Chief of Weinreb’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit, prosecuted the case.

Updated October 26, 2017

Firearms Offenses