Felon Sentenced to an Additional 16 Months in Federal Prison for Escape from Residential Reentry Facility
Indianapolis – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today that approximately 390 firearms, silencers and receivers were seized from Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), G2FS LLC (G2 Sports Products/G2 Firearms Sales) on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Months of investigation into the FFL, located at 8255 Indy Court in Indianapolis, revealed numerous regulatory and statutory violations of federal law. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) found evidence that the FFL knowingly transferred handguns to an out-of-state resident, made false entries in records, failed to report multiple sales of handguns and knowingly transferred firearms to a prohibited person.
The FFL agreed to an enhanced surrender of its federal license. As a result, none of the owners will be eligible to reapply for their license or engage any further in the business of dealing in firearms. The owners also agreed to the seizure of approximately 390 firearms, silencers and receivers including rifles, shotguns and handguns with a total estimated value of $224,000.00.
This seizure follows an Indictment against Scott Genung for being a Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. The investigation revealed that law enforcement made several undercover purchases of firearms at G2 Sports from Genung, a convicted felon, who personally processed the sales. Scott Genung was observed carrying a firearm on his person during those transactions. Genung, who indicated he was responsible for much of the store operations at G2 Sports, also placed an order from a distributor for a firearm, despite the fact he was prohibited by law from doing so.
“This prosecution, firearms seizure, and license surrender represent our commitment to reducing violent crime in the Southern District of Indiana by keeping firearms out of the hands of individuals who have no legal right to possess firearms,” said Minkler.
This investigation was conducted by a team of Special Agents, Auditors and Industry Operations Investigators with the ATF. The ATF was assisted by officers and investigators by with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Fishers Police Department, Zionsville Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
ATF Special Agent in Charge Jonathan McPherson believes the dual missions of the ATF, criminal and regulatory enforcement, were tantamount to the successful outcome of this investigation. McPherson stated that “ATF is committed to investigating FFLs who operate outside the law and regulations they are responsible to uphold. This FFL will never again have to ability to place firearms in the hands of prohibited persons.”
“Working closely with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, we continue to hold accountable not only those who commit violent gun crimes, but also those who illegally provide the guns used in crimes,” said IMPD Chief Bryan Roach. “Removing crime guns from our neighborhoods is critical to our efforts to make Indianapolis a safer place.”
An Indictment is merely a charge and not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in federal court. If convicted of the charge in the indictment, Scott Genung faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
In October 2017, United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced a Strategic Plan designed to shape and strengthen the District’s response to its most significant public safety challenges. This prosecution demonstrates the office’s firm commitment to utilize and partner with law enforcement agencies to protect the community from gun violence. See United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana Strategic Plan Section 2.9.