Angela Carter Purchased Two Handguns and Knowingly Lied on ATF Forms
United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the sentencing of ANGELA CARTER, 33, to 30 months in federal prison for acting as a straw purchaser of two handguns. CARTER was indicted on May 12, 2014, and pleaded guilty on July 28, 2014, to one count of Causing a False Statement to be Maintained in the Records of a Federal Firearms Licensee. The defendant was sentenced on March 10, 2015, before Judge John R. Tunheim in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.
According to the defendant’s guilty plea, documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court, on January 21, 2014, Carter bought a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic pistol for $355 from Bill’s Gun Shop in Robbinsdale, Minn. On February 7, 2014, Carter again went to Bill’s Gun Shop and bought a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a 15 round magazine, and 2 boxes of ammunition for $740. When purchasing both handguns, Carter listed an incorrect address on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Form 4473. Carter had moved from that address several months earlier.
According to the defendant’s guilty plea, documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court, both guns, which were fully loaded, were seized on February 10, 2014, during a traffic stop of Carter’s car. At the time, police also seized a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a fully loaded 33 road magazine. Carter purchased both guns to give to a co-defendant, Keniko Bland, who was prohibited by law from possessing firearms because he had pending charges in Hennepin County for Terroristic Threats. Bland was previously sentenced on December 18, 2014, to 57 months in custody.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Minneapolis Police Department.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol Kayser.
ANGELA CARTER, 33
• Causing a False Statement to be Maintained in the Records of a Federal Firearms Licensee, 1 count
• 30 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release