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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Columbiana County man indicted for having unregistered silencers

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Brent See, 39, of East Palestine, with possession of unregistered firearms, said Carole S. Rendon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that beginning in June 2015 through on or about August 9, 2016, See knowingly possessed silencers not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Probation Department.   The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Firearms Offenses
Updated September 29, 2016