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May 23, 2016 7:11 AM

East Kingston man charged with buying grenades to remain in jail until trial


BRENTWOOD — An East Kingston man arrested after allegedly attempting to buy grenades during an undercover FBI sting has been denied bail a second time and will remain locked up until his trial in July.

The Union-Leader reported a judge found Daniel E. Musso Sr., 54, posed too much of a public danger to be released from Strafford County jail, where he is currently being held.

Musso was arrested in Seabrook on Jan. 27 after he allegedly bought four grenades from an FBI agent posing as a seller at a meeting in Seabrook. He was indicted on four counts of receiving and possessing grenades that were not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, according to prosecutors. Musso allegedly portrayed himself as part of a group of “compatriots” that had $100,000 to $200,000 on hand to buy weapons.

Musso also allegedly told the agent that he wanted to get the grenades “in my hand, look them over and just see what they do and experiment with them in a secured area,” a court motion says.

Musso is expected to go on trial in U.S. District Court on July 6.


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