Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Juan Martinez Sola Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Juan Martinez Sola Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

BOSTON, Ms. – A Salvadoran national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Juan Martinez Sola, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Dec. 20, 2018. Martinez Sola was indicted in December 2017.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Martinez Sola, who unlawfully entered the United States in 2012, was arrested in possession of a loaded firearm in East Boston.

The charge of being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Martinez Sola will also face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Commissioner Thomas Turco of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections; Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger; Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Thompkins; Suffolk County District Attorney John P. Pappas; Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan; Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett; Boston Police Commissioner William Gross; Chelsea Police Chief Brian A. Kyes; Everett Police Chief Steven A. Mazzie; Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary; Revere Police Chief James Guido; and Somerville Police Chief David Fallon made the announcement today. The U.S. Marshals Service has provided crucial assistance with the case.


SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Friday, November 9, 2018.