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winterville man sentenced for making false statements while purchasing firearms

January 6, 2014

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced BRANDON JAMAL GREEN, 24, of Winterville, North Carolina, to 12 months in prison and 3 years of supervised released for making false statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer during the purchase of firearms.    GREEN previously pled guilty to this charge on September 15, 2013.      

The investigation revealed that between June 6 and June 27, 2011, GREEN purchased 3 firearms that he later provided to his co-defendant, Joel Devon WILLIAMS, a convicted felon.  During the purchases, GREEN signed paperwork under oath swearing that the firearms were for his use.  After GREEN gave the firearms to WILLIAMS, GREEN filed reports with the Greenville Police Department and Winterville Police Department alleging that the firearms were stolen.  On January 27, 2012, one of the firearms purchased and reported stolen by GREEN was seized during a drug investigation in Washington, D.C.  WILLIAMS pled guilty to charges arising from the investigation but WILLIAMS has yet to be sentenced.  The investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greenville Police Department.        





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