A Brockton, Massachusetts, man convicted of secretly having another person purchase him weapons in Maine was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court docket in Portland for conspiring to interrupt federal firearms legal guidelines.
Antoine Montrond, 23, and a co-conspirator used a “straw purchaser” to purchase two weapons from a retailer in Kittery, the U.S. Division of Justice stated in a press launch.
A straw buy is when the precise purchaser of the gun wouldn’t have the ability to move the required federal background test or doesn’t need his or her title related to the transaction and makes use of a proxy purchaser, in keeping with the DOJ.
Montrond’s proxy purchaser claimed to be shopping for the weapons for his or herself when in truth they had been shopping for them for Montrond and his co-conspirator.
In Might 2020, police recovered one of many weapons, a Glock Mannequin 23 .40 caliber pistol, from Montrond throughout a visitors cease. In line with the DOJ, Montrond’s co-conspirators succeeded in illegally straw buying seven weapons. They had been beforehand sentenced for his or her respective roles within the scheme.
Montrond pleaded responsible on April 26 and was sentenced Tuesday to sooner or later in jail adopted by 3 years of supervised launch.
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