SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A man that the U.S. Attorney’s Office is referring to as an “armed career criminal” faces at least 15 years in prison for selling a gun to a person working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
Luis Colon, 30, formerly of Springfield, was convicted by a federal jury Tuesday on a charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition after being previously convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison.
According a news release sent to 22News by the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, back in September of 2010, Colon sold a 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition to a man that was working with the ATF.
Colon is scheduled to be sentenced on February 2, where he faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, but could face up to life in prison.