Leader of Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization with Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
BOSTON – A former Hull man was convicted by a federal jury in Boston of felony drug and gun offenses on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.
David Maglio, 39, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition following a one-week trial. The jury acquitted Maglio of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Jan. 24, 2020.
On March 17, 2016, a search warrant was executed at Maglio’s home in Hull, during which time investigators discovered a sophisticated indoor marijuana grow operation that included dozens of marijuana plants supported by irrigation, ventilation and lighting equipment. Investigators also discovered more than 15 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale. In Maglio’s bedroom, investigators found a loaded 5.56 caliber semi-automatic rifle with more than 390 rounds of ammunition, a loaded .32 caliber pistol, and more than $5,000 in cash. Maglio was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a prior felony conviction.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Division; and Hull Police Chief John Dunn made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason A. Casey and Jared C. Dolan of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.