Michael Moura, 27, of Stoughton, was arrested at a Brockton mall on Wednesday after he allegedly paid an undercover FBI agent several hundred dollars for a Glock and AR-15 to defend himself from the Biden administration. Unfortunately for Moura, the FBI had been playing him along for more than a year to see if he would actually pay for a gun, which he legally isn’t supposed to own, since he’d pleaded guilty in April, 2020 to criminal harassment of his girlfriend – including cutting her car’s brake lines while she was a concert in Worcester. The maximum penalty for the charge was 2 1/2 years – enough to make it illegal under federal law for him to ever own a gun – although he was only sentenced to roughly six months in jail. He was out not long after his conviction because of the time he’d already served following his arrest in November, 2019. In an affidavit, an FBI agent said the bureau had had its eyes on Moura even before that conviction, as part of its surveillance of local violent groups. Most recently, Moura was a member of the Nationalist Social Club, whose purpose you can guess from its name. He had earlier helped found Resist Marxism, a precursor to Super Happy Fun America, one of whose leaders, Mark Sahady, now faces charges for his role in the failed Capitol putsch. On June 27, 2020, Moura attended a “Back the Blue” rally at the State House (he’s the one with his face covered entirely in black) with the Nazi group (which Sahady claims to not want at his rallies).
via universalhub: Alleged neo-Nazi from Stoughton charged in FBI gun sting
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