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District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

WICHITA, KAN. - A federally licensed firearms dealer from Parsons, Kan., was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison followed by a year on probation for knowingly selling a firearm to a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Charles A. Black, 36, Parsons, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of selling a firearm to a convicted felon. In his plea, Black admitted the crime occurred while he owned Triple B Sporting Goods, 2530 Main Street in Parsons. Black arranged for a man who Black had known since they were teenagers to buy a gun even though Black knew the man was a convicted felon. Black allowed the convicted felon to use another man’s identity in order to pass a background check and purchase a Keltec 9 mm pistol.

Beall commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster for their work on the case.

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Updated December 14, 2016