Woman Sentenced to Prison for Making a False Statement in the Purchase of a Firearm
Trebla D. Rozier, 30, was sentenced to 24 months in prison today in United States District Court, East St. Louis, for three counts of Making a False Statement in the Purchase of a Firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced. Rozier was also ordered to pay a fine of $150, a $300 special assessment and to serve a term of 1 year of supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.
Court documents establish that on July 17, 2009, August 4, 2009, and September 16, 2009, in St Clair County, within the Southern District of Illinois, Rozier made false statements when applying for the purchase of three different firearms from Ron & Jo’s Firearms and Sporting Supplies located in O’Fallon, Illinois. On all three occasions, Rozier represented that she was the actual buyer of the firearm when in fact she was purchasing the firearm on behalf of her husband Demario Moore. The firearms purchased by Rozier included a Smith & Wesson, Model SW99, .40 caliber pistol, a Masterpiece, Model MPA 930, 9 mm pistol, and a Glock, Model 17, 9mm pistol.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ali Summers.