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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Making False Statements When Purchasing Firearms

 

DAVENPORT, IA - On December 14, 2016, Michael D’Shon Aguilar, age 23, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to one year and one day in prison for three counts of making False Statements During the Purchase of a Firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.  Aguilar was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release following his imprisonment.

On July 25, 2016, Aguilar pleaded guilty to the charges and admitted that on three occasions, he made false statements regarding his current residence when filling out the mandatory Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ form when purchasing the guns.  Two of the three guns ended up in the possession of prior felons.

This investigation was conducted by the Davenport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Media Contact for this release is Rachel Scherle at 515-473-9300, or Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov

 

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 14, 2016