(STL.News) – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for the unlicensed transportation of a firearm.
Kenny Romero, 24, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In October 2019, Romero pleaded guilty to one count of unlicensed transportation of firearms and has been detained since his arrest on July 9, 2019.
Law enforcement officers discovered Romero in possession of a firearm during a vehicle stop in December 2016. A subsequent investigation revealed that the firearm, which had been used in a shooting earlier that month, was purchased in Virginia in November 2016. Agents learned that another individual purchased the firearm at Romero’s direction, and Romero subsequently transported the firearm from Virginia back to Massachusetts, where he resides.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Office made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, the ATF – Falls Church Field Office and the Boston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.