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District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Meridian Man Indicted for Dealing Firearms Without a License

BOISE – Steven W. Clyne, 69, of Meridian, made an initial appearance today for dealing firearms without a license, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  A federal grand jury in Boise indicted Clyne on May 11, 2016.  The indictment alleges that from January 2013 until November 2015, Clyne willfully engaged in the business of dealing firearms without a license. 

Clyne appeared in court for the first time today.  He appeared on a summons and was released on his own recognizance.  Trial is scheduled for August 8, 2016, at the federal courthouse in Boise before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.  

The charge of dealing firearms without a license is punishable by up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to one year of supervised release.  The government is seeking forfeiture of the multiple firearms involved in the offense.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity.  It is not evidence.  A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated June 7, 2016