Maryland man sentenced for firearms trafficking


MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brayan Mengou, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced today to 60 months of incarceration for participating in a firearms trafficking conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Mengou, age 22, pled guilty in July 2020 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Illegal Transportation or Receipt in State of Residency of Firearms Purchased or Acquired Outside of State of Residency.” Mengou worked with others to transport several firearms from Berkeley County to Maryland in October 2019.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.


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