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Cleveland man guilty of making illegal straw purchases at gun show

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

A Cleveland man pleaded guilty to making illegal straw purchases of 24 firearms over two days at a gun show, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and Trevor Velinor, ATF Special Agent in Charge for the Columbus Field Division.


Carlton H. Nunn, 36, is scheduled to be sentenced July 11.


Nunn purchased two dozen firearms from four dealers at an area gun show on Sept. 10 and 11, 2016. He knowingly and unlawfully made false and fictitious statements, intended to deceive dealers, that he was the actual buyer of said firearms when, in fact, he was not the actual buyer of said firearms, according to court documents and statements.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Megan R. Miller following an investigation by the ATF.

Updated March 29, 2017

Firearms Offenses