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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers Sentenced for Improper Sales



COLUMBUS, Ohio — Today, Special Agent in Charge Trevor Velinor, Columbus Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio announced sentences handed down by U.S. District Judge James L. Graham for Jack Fox, 39, and Hollie Fox 32, for selling firearms without proper record keeping and failure to conduct background checks.

According to the statement of facts, the Fox’s possessed a federal firearms license (FFL) to operate a business under the name of Outback Jack’s Trading Post in Coolville, Ohio. Over a period of years, they sold more than 200 firearms without conducting background checks or completing ATF Forms 4473, the firearms transaction form required by law. They also falsified ATF Form 4473 by adding firearms to legitimate purchases.

“ATF is committed to rooting out those individuals who violate the federal firearms laws and put illegally obtained firearms in the hands of individuals who would use those firearms to commit violent crimes in our communities,” stated Velinor. “Federal firearms licensees are required to conduct background checks and keep transaction records for the safety of the public; and dealers who violate these laws must be held accountable.

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