Thursday 4 April 2024

Venezuelan Illegal Alien Who Advocated Squatting In Homes Is Facing Potential Gun Charges: Report

 A Venezuelan illegal alien who encouraged other illegal aliens to try to steal people’s homes through squatting is now facing potential federal firearm charges.

Leonel Moreno, who was recently arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, illegally entered the U.S. in April 2022.

The New York Post reported that internal federal documents obtained by the publication shows the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been in contact with immigration officials and is considering bringing federal charges against him.

“The exact charges are not known, but sources said they would likely be brought under a section of the Gun Control Act which prohibits those on parole from possessing, shipping, transporting or receiving firearms or ammunition,” the report said.

Moreno posted videos on social media of him at firearms stores holding firearms, asking his followers which one they liked the best, and saying that he could buy them in stores.

John Fabbricatore, a former ICE field office director in Denver, said, “Charges under [Gun Control Act section] 922.g are a serious matter and can result in significant legal consequences for Moreno.”

“This should be a warning to any illegal aliens that possessing a firearm unlawfully will result in criminal charges and hopefully lead to a conviction,” he added.


While there is no proof that he ever purchased a firearm at a store, Peter Forcelli, former special agent for the ATF, told the publication that the ATF is likely seeking charges because “he’s an illegal alien in possession of a firearm that was transported across state lines,” the report said.

“Based on the fact that he’s advocating going into people’s homes and taking them over is incredibly concerning,” Forcelli said.

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