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Nevada Woman Convicted Of “Straw Purchasing” Firearms For Son Who Is A Felon

A jury convicted a Nevada woman on Thursday for making false statements to buy firearms for her son, who is a convicted felon.

A jury convicted a Nevada woman on Thursday for making false statements to buy firearms for her son, who is a convicted felon.

As a matter of law, convicted felons are prohibited from buying and possessing firearms. The evidence at trial showed that the woman bought seven firearms for her son.

Gail Manney, 48, of Reno, was found guilty of illegally acquiring firearms. U.S. District Judge Howard D. McKibben scheduled sentencing for March 1, 2023.

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The maximum statutory penalty for illegally acquiring firearms is ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, on April 21, 2021, Manney illegally purchased seven firearms from a Federal Firearms Licensee in Reno for her son.

At the time of purchase, Manney completed a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) form representing that she was the actual buyer of the firearms when in fact, she was buying the firearms for her son, who is a convicted felon.

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