PHILADELPHIA - Brian Alfred White, 24, of Aldan, Pennsylvania, was charged by Indictment, unsealed today, with making false statements to a federal firearms licensee and with being an addict in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that on five occasions, in connection with the acquisition of five semi-automatic pistols, White knowingly made a false statement and representation with respect to information required to be kept in the records of a federally licensed firearms dealer, in that White falsely certified on Department of Justice ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record, that he was not addicted to a narcotic drug or any other controlled substance, when, in fact, White knew this statement was false. In addition, the indictment charges that White possessed these five firearms when he was addicted to a controlled substance.
If convicted of all counts, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison, a $2.5 million fine, three years supervised release, and a $1,000 special assessment.
This case has been investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Darby Township Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.
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