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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Corry, PA Woman Charged with Straw Purchasing Firearms

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Corry, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of violating federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Katelyn Marie Hall, 26, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on March 31, 2018, Hall violated federal straw purchase laws and acquired firearms for another individual who was prohibited from possessing firearms.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 13, 2021