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

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hudson Woman Convicted of Straw Purchase of Firearms

A Hudson woman was convicted of making false statements related to the purchase of three firearms, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Marcia M. Masters, 47, was convicted following a trial before U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson. She is scheduled to be sentenced June 16.

Masters acted as a straw purchaser of a firearm from Semi-Arms Inc. in Broadview Heights, Ohio.  She did this by lying on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Form, falsely stating that she was the actual buyer and recipient of a Smith and Wesson Model 317 .22mm revolver, a Colt Model AR15 .223mm rifle and another Colt Model AR15 .223mm rifle.

She was employed as a police officer at the time of the purchases.

Assistant United States Attorneys Marisa Darden and Matthew Kall are prosecuting the case following an investigation by the ATF.

Updated March 16, 2015