DYESS AIR FORCE BASE AIRMAN PLEADS GUILTY
TO FEDERAL FIREARMS CHARGE
ABILENE, Texas — Porfirio Jose Sevilla-Urbina, 25, an airman stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, has pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Sevilla-Urbina entered his guilty plea on Thursday, March 3, 2010, in federal court in Abilene, before U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis. He remains on bond, and while a sentencing date has not yet been set, he faces a maximum statutory sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
According to documents filed in the case, Sevilla-Urbina admitted that on numerous occasions, between September 29, 2009, and March 13, 2010, he provided what he knew to be incorrect information on the ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record, while purchasing up to 99 firearms during that time period.
The case is being investigated by ATF and prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise Williams of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock, Texas.