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Straw Buyer Gets Maximum Sentence

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

PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Michael McGinty, 25, of Philadelphia, was sentenced yesterday to the statutory maximum sentence of 60 months in prison for the illegal straw purchase of firearms. McGinty made a false statement when he certified that he was the actual buyer of five firearms from Delia’s Gun Shop, 6104 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The purchases were made on February 10, 2012.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Berle M Schiller ordered a $1,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chun Barry.

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Updated December 15, 2014