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Jury convicts Warrensville Heights man of straw purchase of firearm

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

A Warrensville Heights man was convicted of engaging in the straw purchase of a firearm, said Carole Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Malcolm Roberson, 26, was found guilty by a jury of engaging in a straw purchase of a Jimenez Arms 9 mm pistol on Feb. 20 at Taylor Firearms LLC in Vermillion when Chimere Turner said she was  the buyer of the firearms when Roberson was the actual buyer of the firearm. The jury also convicted Roberson of being a felon in possession of a firearm, for having the 9 mm pistol despite a 2011 conviction for assault.

Turner, 32,  of Cleveland, previously pleaded guilty to making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benedict Gullo following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated December 8, 2016

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