Garland Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison and Fined $3,000 on Firearms Conviction
DALLAS — Melvin Yip, 31, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 30 months in federal prison and fined $3,000, following his guilty plea in April 2016 to one count of engaging in the business of firearms without a license. The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Judge Lindsay ordered that Yip surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 24, 2017.
According to documents filed in the case, Yip admitted that in September 2015, he was not a licensed dealer of firearms, but he did engage in the business of dealing firearms.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani was in charge of the prosecution.
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