Oscar Hernandez, a man tied to former New England Patriots Player Aaron Hernandez, was arrested Wednesday evening in Florida on federal charges out of Boston for obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury.
The arrest is part of a gun trafficking investigation between Florida and Massachusetts, related to a North Attleboro murder allegedly carried out by Aaron Hernandez.
Aaron Hernandezis being held without bail in the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, of Dorchester.Investigators have not clarified the relationship between Oscar and Aaron Hernandez.
Oscar Hernandez appeared in U.S. District Court in Orlando Thursday for an initial appearance and detention hearing. He was ordered detained pending removal to Massachusetts, where he will also face charges.
If convicted, Hernandez faces up to 20 years on the witness tampering charges; up to 10 years on the obstruction charges; and up to five years on the false testimony charges,according to an indictment.