Man Indicted On Weapons Charges
CONCORD, N.H. – Daniel E. Musso, Sr., 54, of East Kingston, New Hampshire, was indicted in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for receiving and possessing grenades, reports United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.
The indictment charges Musso with four counts of receiving and possessing an unregistered firearm, specifically, grenades.
The charges resulted from an undercover investigation by the FBI. In January, Musso allegedly met with and told an undercover FBI agent posing as an arms dealer that he wanted to acquire grenades. He and the undercover agent allegedly agreed on a price for the grenades and agreed to another meeting to complete the transaction. On January 27, the undercover agent delivered four grenades to Musso at a location in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Musso was arrested by other FBI agents as he approached his vehicle carrying a bag containing the grenades.
Musso has been in custody since he was arrested. Today, after he was arraigned on the indictment, the court ordered that Musso be detained pending trial.
A trial has been scheduled for May 3, 2016. The statutory maximum for each of the charges in the indictment is 10 years in prison. If convicted, Musso’s sentence will be determined by the court after a presentence investigation report is prepared.
This case was investigated by the FBI New Hampshire Joint Terrorism Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman.
An indictment is merely an allegation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.