SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against Elisio Munoz, 40, of Hayward, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
According to court documents, on Aug. 2, Munoz was arrested by police and found to be in possession of firearms. Munoz possessed the guns after previously being convicted of multiple felonies, including: vehicle theft, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance, and reckless evading of a peace officer.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Vacaville Police Department and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hitt is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Munoz faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.