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Easton, PA Man Charged With False Statements to Federal Firearms Licensees

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Nico Trevorsaya Braden, 28, of Easton, PA, was charged today by indictment with three counts of making false statements to federal firearms licensees announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  The indictment alleges that on or about various dated between April 16, 2016 and May 5, 2016, Jonathan William Vazquez purchased seven firearms from three different federal firearms licensees, and in doing so, knowingly made false statements pertaining to information that the law requires the licensees keep.


If convicted of the charges, defendant faces a maximum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment.  He also faces a maximum period of supervised release of 3 years, a $750,000 fine, a $300 special assessment, restitution, and forfeiture of the firearms involved.


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”), and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah T. Damiani.


An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated November 7, 2017

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