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|THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
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TITUS COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF POSSESSING STOLEN FIREARMS
TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 22-year-old Cookville, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
MICHAEL LAPLACE pleaded guilty to possessing and attempting to sell stolen firearms today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.
According to information presented in court, on June 17, 2009, LaPlace possessed 9 stolen firearms at a residence in Kilgore, Texas and attempted to sell them. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 30, 2009, and charged with federal firearms violations.
LaPlace faces up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.
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