Plantation Resident Convicted of Making False Statement to Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer
Yvens-Son Dudley Jeudy, 26, of Plantation, was convicted today by a federal jury of knowingly making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer.
Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Ari C. Shapira, Special Agent in Charge, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
According to the court record, including evidence presented at trial, on September 17, 2017, Jeudy purchased two pistols from a federally licensed firearms dealer at the Fort Lauderdale Gun Show at the War Memorial Auditorium. On a document that he was required to complete at the time of the purchase (ATF Form 4473), Jeudy falsely claimed that he had not been charged with a felony criminal offense. This ATF form is required to be kept in the records of licensed firearms dealers. Contrary to his false claim, Jeudy was in fact pending trial in a Broward County, Florida case on three felony charges.
Jeudy is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James I. Cohn on September 26, 2018.
This case stems from Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the ATF. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William T. Shockley.