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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2012

Plano Man Indicted For Possessing Explosive Device

SHERMAN, Texas - A 33-year-old Plano, Texas man has been indicted following an incident involving an explosive device in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Anson Chi was indicted by a federal grand jury today and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm or explosive device.

According to the indictment, on June 18, 2012, Chi is alleged to have possessed a destructive device or explosive which was not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.  

If convicted, Chi faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the FBI, the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Plano Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Andrew Stover.

It is important to note a grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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