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woman Charged in straw purchase of two guns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2012

 

Vanessa Marie Rivera, 23, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Indictment with two counts of making a false statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer in order to “straw purchase” two firearms, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, a three year period of supervised release and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Vicki J. Markovitz.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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