U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Northern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2012
Sarah R. Saldaña, United States Attorney
Contact: Kathy Colvin
Dallas Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Firearms Convictions
DALLAS – Otilio Osorio, 23, who pleaded guilty in November 2011 to various firearms offenses, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 84 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Osorio has been in custody since his arrest in February 2011 on related charges.
Otilio Osorio pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to make a false statement or representation with respect to information required to be kept in the records of a licensed firearms dealer, one substantive count of the same and one count of possession of a firearm bearing a removed or obliterated serial number.
Three co-defendants in the case, Ranferi Osorio, 28, Kelvin Leon Morrison, 26, and Luis Carbajal, 23, who also pleaded guilty in November 2011 to various firearms offenses, were sentenced in February 2012 by Judge Lindsay as follows: Ranferi Osorio – 120 months; Morrison – 30 months; and Carbajal, whom the Court found to be the least culpable in this case, to a two-year term of probation. Osorio and Morrison have also been in federal custody since their arrest in February 2011.
Ranferi Osorio and Morrison each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to make a false statement or representation with respect to information required to be kept in records of a licensed firearms dealer. Ranferi Osorio also pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm bearing a removed or obliterated serial number. In addition, Ranferi Osorio, Morrison and Carbajal each pleaded guilty to making a false statement or representation with respect to information required to be kept in records of a licensed firearms dealer.
According to documents filed in the case, from June 2010 through February 2011, Otilio and his brother Ranferi Osorio, Morrison and Carbajal, along with co-defendants Angel Pablo Monroy, Rosendo Quinones, Eder Talamantes and Kevin Bueno, conspired to acquire firearms from federally licensed firearms dealers, and acquired those firearms, by making false statements and representations with respect to information required to be kept in the dealers’ records. Together they formulated a plan that included selecting the licensed dealers and the types of firearms to be purchased and acquiring the firearms from those dealers by making false statements intended to deceive the firearm dealer.
In November 2010, Otilio Osorio knowingly possessed 12 Romarm, Model Draco, 7.62.39 caliber firearms, which he knew had the importer’s or manufacturer’s serial numbers removed and obliterated. He knowingly transferred them to a confidential informant, working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), who subsequently seized them.
In July 2010, Morrison purchased four Romarm, Model WASR-10, 7.62.39 caliber rifles and knowingly made a false statement and representation regarding the name and address of the actual transferee/buyer on the ATF Form 4473, information that the licensed dealer is required by law to keep in its records. Specifically, Morrison alleged that he was the actual transferee/buyer when he was not.
Also in November 2010, Ranferi Osorio knowingly possessed 12 Romarm, Model Draco, 7.62x39 caliber firearms, which he knew had the importer's or manufacturer’s serial numbers removed and obliterated. Ranferi Osorio transferred these firearms to a confidential informant, working for ATF, and ATF subsequently seized these firearms.
In December 2010, Carbajal purchased a Century Arms, Model Draco, 7.62x39 caliber pistol from a federally licensed firearms dealer and knowingly stated on the ATF Form 4473 that he was the actual transferee/buyer, when in fact, he was not.
Monroy, Quinones, Talamantes and Bueno have pleaded guilty to their roles and are to be sentenced next month.
The investigation is being conducted by the ATF, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Lancaster, Texas, Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary F. Walters are in charge of the prosecution.