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Harrisburg Man Sentenced For Making False Statements When Purchasing Firearms

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

HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Eseyuiel Caraballo, age 37, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson to five years of probation for making false statements when purchasing firearms.  

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Caraballo previously admitted to making false statements when he purchased or attempted to purchase eighteen firearms at various stores in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Schuylkill Counties between March 2017 and August 2018. With respect to each purchase or attempted purchase, Caraballo falsely represented that he was the actual buyer of the firearms, when in fact he purchased or attempted to purchase the firearms for other individuals.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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Updated November 30, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
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