Monroe County Firearms Dealers Sentenced to Prison for National Firearms Act Violations
Former firearms and ammunition dealers were sentenced today to prison for violating the National Firearms Act.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Carlos A. Canino, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, Mark Selby, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), Miami Field Office, and Rick Ramsay, Sheriff, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, made the announcement.
Jarvis Nelson Osorio, 37, of Miami Lakes, Thomas Joseph Willi, 52, of Key West, and Outbreak Ordnance, LLC, a federally licensed firearms dealer located in Big Pine Key, each previously pled guilty to one count of knowingly receiving and possessing an unregistered .38 caliber firearm (a “cane gun”), a weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5841, 5861(d), and 5871.
On October 13, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez sentenced Osorio and Willi to 30 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and imposed a $500,000 fine on Outbreak Ordnance, LLC. The Court also ordered that Willi and Outbreak Ordnance, LLC must surrender their federal firearms licenses, which are required in order to engage in the business of dealing in firearms
According to court documents, Osorio and Willi owned and operated co-defendant Outbreak Ordnance, LLC, a firearms and ammunition retail store. Outbreak Ordnance, LLC was licensed to deal in National Firearms Act (“NFA”) weapons. The National Firearms Act of 1934 regulates the manufacture, sale, and transfer of certain specially dangerous and concealable weapons, including short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles, any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive, machineguns, silencers, and destructive devices.
According to court documents and information disclosed during court proceedings, on July 16, 2015, ATF agents executed a search warrant at Outbreak Ordnance, LLC’s retail store, after Willi and Osorio sold firearms to a convicted felon and a minor. ATF agents discovered records showing that the defendants unlawfully acquired fifteen unregistered NFA weapons, including a .38 caliber “cane gun.” ATF agents subsequently recovered the unregistered weapons, several of which had been advertised for sale on Outbreak Ordnance, LLC’s publicly accessible Facebook page.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the ATF, ICE-HSI, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Browne and Adam Fels.