Motorcycle gang leader goes to jail on suspicion of possessing a gun


Boston (AP) —A man described by authorities as the regional leader of an outlaw motorcycle club was sentenced to more than two years in prison for possessing an unregistered gun, prosecutors said.

According to the Boston Federal Attorney’s Office, East Bridgewater’s blues “monster” Sartwell, 48, was sentenced to two years and three months in prison and three years on probation on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in July.

In October 2019, federal officials intercepted a package from China addressed to Sartwell labeled “Fuel Filter,” but officials said they actually contained a firearm silencer.

Further investigation revealed that Sartwell had received dozens of packages from China and other Asian countries, many of which were labeled as harmless items that could have been easier and cheaper to purchase in the United States. The prosecutor said.

According to prosecutors, a search of Sartwell’s home resulted in the recovery of AR-15-style “ghost guns,” gun-making tools, gun parts, and ammunition. Ghost guns do not have a serial number or serial number.

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