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Oconto Falls Woman Indicted on Federal Firearm Charge

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

Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on June 2, 2021, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Amber L. Bayer (age: 29) of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin.

The indictment alleges Bayer made a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(a)(6) and 924(a)(2). On or about December 4, 2020, Bayer is alleged to have misled a representative of Dunham’s Sports in Marinette, Wisconsin, by falsely claiming that she was purchasing a 9mm firearm for herself when, in fact, she was purchasing the firearm for another individual.

If convicted of the offense, Bayer faces a maximum penalty of up to ten years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Marinette Police Department, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Menominee (Michigan) Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    


For further information contact:

Public Information Officer

(414) 297-1700

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Updated June 2, 2021