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Homeworth man indicted for illegally buying and selling firearms without a license

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

William Draher, 71, was indicted on one count of engaging in the business of selling firearms without a license between January 2013 and July 2018.

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 records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. 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.



Bridget M. Brennan
(261) 622-3810

Updated November 20, 2019

Firearms Offenses