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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Florida

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pensacola Man Indicted For Sales Of Firearms To Convicted Felons And For Dealing In Firearms Without A License

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA– Buddy Lamar Redden, 65, of Pensacola,was indicted today by the federal grand jury for six sales of firearms to convicted felons and for dealing in firearms without a license. The seven-count indictment was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
If convicted of dealing in firearms without a license, Redden faces up to five (5) years in prison and a $250,000 fine. For each count of conviction for sale of a firearm to a convicted felon, Redden faces up to ten (10) years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The indictment comes as a result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edwin Knight.
An indictment is merely a formal charge by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the government proves his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury at trial.

Updated January 26, 2015