For Immediate Release
Lynn Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offenses
BOSTON – A Lynn man pleaded guilty today in connection with illegally possessing and selling firearms.
Jufrandy Montano, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of dealing in firearms without a license, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm. Montano was indicted on Sept. 28, 2021. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for April 27, 2022. Montano is currently in Maine state custody where he is serving a sentence on unrelated state charges.
Between March 4 and March 19, 2020, Montano sold three firearms. Additionally, on March 4, 2020, Montano possessed a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun that was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Records. Montano does not possess a license to import, manufacture, or deal firearms and is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a prior felony conviction.
The charge of dealing in firearms without a license provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of possession of an unregistered firearm provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin A. Saltzman of Rollins’ Criminal Division is prosecuting the case.
This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.