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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reading Woman Charged In Straw Purchasing Case

PHILADELPHIA - Angelica Leonore Delmoral, 26, of Reading, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, with six counts of making false statements to federal firearms licensees.  The indictment charges that the defendant straw purchased ten pistols for another person between July 19, 2011 and July 23, 2011.

According to the indictment, E.K.B., a convicted felon, offered to pay the defendant to buy handguns for him.  Delmoral bought ten pistols and ammunition from five gun dealers.  Delmoral turned over each pistol and any ammunition to E.K.B. and Person #1, who took the handguns to New York City.

If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $1.5 million fine, and a $600 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric B. Henson.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Click here to view the indictment.

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Updated December 15, 2014