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星期二, 4月 26, 2016

SIX INDIVIDUALS CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY SELLING AND POSSESSING FIREARMS

SIX INDIVIDUALS CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY SELLING AND POSSESSING FIREARMS

BOSTON  Six individuals have been indicted in three separate cases in connection with illegally selling and possessing loaded firearms, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
These cases are the results of investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which found that the defendants were not licensed to legally possess or sell firearms or ammunition.
“Gun violence is a public health crisis and our office is committed to keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people and going after those who make illegal gun sales,” AG Healey said
ATF is committed to targeting prohibited individuals from possessing and trafficking in firearms,” said Daniel Kumor, ATF Special Agent in Charge Field of the Boston Field Division. “ATF will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to eliminate these type of crimes and remove firearms from illegal commerce.”

Kervin Guilliod
Kervin Guilliod, 33, of Cambridge, was indicted on April 21 by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on the charges of Possession of a Firearm (one count) and Possession of a Loaded Firearm (one count). He will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court at a later date.
An ATF investigation revealed Guilliod allegedly arranged the sale of a revolver to an undercover police officer in a car outside of a barbershop in Cambridge.
Canez Tout-Puissant
Canez Tout-Puissant, 40, of Boston, was indicted on Monday by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on the charges of Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Possession of a Loaded Firearm (one count) and Possession of Ammunition (two counts). He was also charged with being a Level 1 Armed Career Criminal.
An ATF investigation revealed Tout-Puissant allegedly illegally sold a rifle, a pistol and ammunition to an undercover police officer in a car in Mattapan. He will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court at a later date.
Timothy Lawrence, Josue Hilaire, Edoward Leger and Erica Bettencourt

A Statewide Grand Jury indicted four individuals on Monday in connection with illegally selling firearms to an undercover police officer in a car.

Timothy Lawrence, 32, of Fall River, allegedly sold a revolver, rifle, sawed-off shotgun and pistol on three different occasions in Mattapan. He was charged with Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Possession of a Rifle (one count), Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun (one count), and Trafficking in Firearms (one count). Lawrence was also charged as a Level 1 Armed Career Criminal.

Josue Hilaire, 48, of Randolph allegedly sold a revolver and one pistol on two different occasions in Mattapan. He was charged with Possession of a Firearm (two counts).

Edoward Leger, 43, of Dorchester allegedly sold one pistol in Mattapan. He was charged with Possession of a Firearm (one count).

Erica Bettencourt, 29, of Fall River allegedly sold a rifle in Randolph. She was charged with Possession of a Rifle (one count).

Lawrence, Hilaire and Leger will be arraigned at later dates in Suffolk Superior Court and Bettencourt will be arraigned at a later date in Plymouth Superior Court.

All of these charges area allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
 AG Healey is committed to putting an end to irresponsible and illegal gun use and sales and to getting guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Gina Kwon, of AG Healey’s Enterprise, Major and Cyber Crimes Division, with assistance from Paralegal Emily Bartlett, also of AG Healey’s Enterprise, Major and Cyber Crimes Division. The cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Police, Cambridge Police, and the Massachusetts State Police.