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Winthrop Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to a Federal Firearms Dealer

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Donald Henderson, 35, of Winthrop, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to making false statements to a federal firearms licensee. 

According to court records, in February and March, 2017, Henderson purchased a firearm from a Kennebec County firearms dealer.  During each transaction, Henderson falsely claimed to be the actual purchaser of the firearm, when, in fact, he was not.  He also claimed that he was not an unlawful user of controlled substances, when, in fact, he was.

The defendant faces up to 10 years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

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


Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated September 24, 2018

Firearms Offenses