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Lynn man indicted on firearms offenses

BOSTON — A 32-year-old Lynn man has been indicted in connection with the illegal possession and sale of firearms. 

Jufrandy Montano faces indictments of dealing in firearms without a license, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of an unregistered firearm. 

Following an appearance before the U.S. District Court Magistrate Judith G. Dein on Tuesday, Montano was returned to the State of Maine, where he is currently serving a sentence on unrelated state charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. 

Montano is charged with selling three firearms between March 4 and March 19, 2020. Prosecutors also allege that, on March 4 of that year, Montano was in illegal possession of a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun. The defendant does not possess a license to import, manufacture, or deal firearms, and is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a prior felony conviction, prosecutors said. 

If convicted, Montano faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 for the charge of dealing firearms without a license; up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 for the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm; and up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 for the charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, prosecutors said.

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