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Edgewood Man Given Probation for Firearm Offense

April 9, 2012

An Edgewood, Ill., man was sentenced on April 6, 2012, in United States District Court in Benton, on a one-count Information charging Making a False Statement in Acquisition of a Firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Richard Paul Culver, 55, was sentenced to 3 years probation, 30 hours of public service, and was fined $1,000. The offense occurred in Fayette County, Ill., on February 14, 2011. Culver made false statements on the ATF Form 4473 in connection with the purchase of a firearm from a gun dealer.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood for prosecution.


















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