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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Traffick Firearms

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

             CONCORD – Julius Clemente, 25, of Brockton, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit firearms trafficking, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, Clemente and another individual agreed to purchase firearms from federal firearms licensees in New Hampshire and sell them to persons who lived outside of New Hampshire or were otherwise ineligible to purchase firearms.  Clemente and the other person texted to coordinate the purchase of particular firearms and discuss estimated profits, pricing for resale, and method of payment.  Over 20 firearms were purchased over the course of the conspiracy in New Hampshire, and some of the firearms were later recovered by law enforcement in Massachusetts.  Clemente also solicited a third individual to purchase additional firearms on his behalf to work off a drug debt.

            Clemente is scheduled to be sentenced on May 18, 2023. 

             This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alexander S. Chen and Seth R. Aframe.

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Updated February 9, 2023

Topic
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 23-019