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Federal Firearms Licensee Sentenced on Violation of Gun Laws

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Butler, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 45 days imprisonment followed by one-year of supervised release and a $400,000 fine on his conviction of violating federal firearm laws, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Grant Williams, age 61, of Butler, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, between the dates of March 10, 2021 and March 3, 2022; June 28, 2022 and January 13, 2022; March 6, 2020 and April 26, 2022; July 14, 2021 and October 21, 2021; and June 23, 2020 and January 31, 2022, Williams failed to make entry in a record as a federal firearms dealer.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Rivetti commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Williams.

Updated June 9, 2023

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