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Hazleton Woman Sentenced To Probation For Firearms Offense

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on May 31, 2019, United States District Court Judge James M. Munley sentenced Jasmine Wing, age 27, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service, for making false statements in the purchase of firearms.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Jasmine Wing purchased six firearms while making false representations that she was the actual buyer, when in fact her father, Theodore Wing, and his co-conspirators selected, paid for, and took possession of the firearms.  The firearms were purchased from Bob’s Sporting Goods in Hazleton, PA, and from Dave’s Gun Shop in Drums, PA, between September 19, 2014 and April 14, 2015.  The firearms were:

  • Glock 19 9mm;
  • Glock 23 .40 caliber;
  • Taurus PT745Pro .45acp;
  • Extar EXP556 5.56;
  • CAI/Romarm Micro Draco 7.62x39 (a semiautomatic firearm that is capable of accepting a large capacity magazine); and
  • Ruger P91DC .40acp.

Two of the firearms subsequently were recovered in law enforcement operations, including one that had been used in a shooting in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in February 2015.

Theodore Wing was previously convicted of aiding and abetting the making false statements in the purchase of firearms and on April 24, 2019, was sentenced to 63 months’ imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo prosecuted the cases.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


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Updated June 3, 2019

Firearms Offenses