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San Antonio ‘Boogaloo Boi’ Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison on Felon in Possession Charge

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

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was sentenced in a federal court in San Antonio on Wednesday to 100 months in prison for one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court filings, Mark Ryan Hauser, 35, a three-time convicted felon, posted in an online chat group that he wanted to kill law enforcement officers and that he adhered to the “Boogaloo” ideology, which includes violent anti-government sentiment with a goal of hastening a second civil war.  He posted that he wanted to purposely get pulled over by law enforcement so that he could go “pig hunting.”  He also used his 3D printer to create gun parts, including “auto sears,” which unlawfully convert semi-automatic firearms to fully automatic.

On multiple occasions throughout June and July 2021, Hauser disclosed to FBI sources that he possessed various firearms and carried a concealed .45 caliber pistol.  In July 2021, Hauser posted in an online chat group that he was selling an AR-15 rifle.  On Aug. 12, 2021, he met with undercover FBI employees posing as people with connections to criminal organizations. The undercover FBI employees purchased the rifle and provided him with cash for materials needed to 3D print a firearm suppressor. Hauser subsequently boasted on-line that he would be selling the suppressors “to some cartel.” Agents arrested Hauser on Sept. 26, 2021. At the time of his arrest, Hauser was in possession of his .45 caliber pistol.

“We take seriously the threats to our law enforcement colleagues. This felon posed a real danger to the community, knew that what he was doing was illegal, and chose to ignore our federal laws which are designed to ensure peace and public safety,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas.  “Thank you to our partners at the FBI and their task force for helping us bring this individual to justice and protect our communities.”

“Today’s sentencing sends a clear message that the FBI is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to address violence, threats of violence, and criminal activity with every lever available,” said Special Agent in Charge Oliver E. Rich Jr. for the FBI San Antonio Division.

The FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kelly Stephenson and Bill Lewis (retired) prosecuted the case.


Updated June 8, 2023

Firearms Offenses