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Weatherly Man Charged with Making False Statements During the Attempted Purchase of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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 David Feliciano-Seize, age 60, of Weatherly, Pennsylvania was indicted on June 18, 2024, by a federal grand jury for making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that Feliciano-Seize, who had previously been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment for an armed robbery conviction, attempted to purchase an assault rifle by falsely representing that he had never been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.  The indictment further alleges that in 2023, Feliciano-Seize unlawfully possessed a firearm.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).  Assistant United States Attorney Sarah R. Lloyd is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for making a false statement during the attempted purchase of a firearm is 10 years imprisonment, 3 years supervision, and a fine.  The maximum penalty under federal law for unlawful possession of a firearm is 15 years imprisonment, 3 years supervision, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated June 21, 2024

Topic
Firearms Offenses