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Salvadoran National Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

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

BOSTON – A Salvadoran national was sentenced on Friday, March 15, 2019, in federal court in Boston for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Juan Martinez Sola, 22, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to time served in prison, approximately 16.5 months, and three years of supervised release. Martinez Sola will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In November 2018, Martinez Sola pleaded guilty to one count of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Martinez Sola, who unlawfully entered the United States in 2012, was arrested in possession of a loaded firearm in East Boston.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. The U.S. Marshals Service has provided crucial assistance with the case.

Updated March 18, 2019