A resident of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating firearm laws.
United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced Wednesday the two-count indictment that named William Patrick Midberry, aka William Patrick Schmidt, 37, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on September 8, 2017 and April 15, 2018, Midberry, a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer who operated the Slippery Rock Outfitters gun dealership, made false
entries onto federal firearms purchase forms and sold firearms without performing background checks.
The law provides for a maximum sentence of not more than two years in prison, a fine of not more than $200,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence
imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.
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