Massachusetts man will get a yr in jail for gun ‘straw buy’ 

A Brockton, Massachusetts, man convicted of secretly having another person purchase him weapons in Maine was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court docket in Portland for conspiring to interrupt federal firearms legal guidelines.

Antoine Montrond, 23, and a co-conspirator used a “straw purchaser” to purchase two weapons from a retailer in Kittery, the U.S. Division of Justice stated in a press launch.

A straw buy is when the precise purchaser of the gun wouldn’t have the ability to move the required federal background test or doesn’t need his or her title related to the transaction and makes use of a proxy purchaser, in keeping with the DOJ. 

Ethan Andrews is the evening editor. He was previously the managing editor at The Free Press and labored as a reporter for The Republican Journal and Pen Bay Pilot.
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