Man Sentenced for Making False Statements When Purchasing Firearms

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HARRISBURG, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Eseyuiel Caraballo, age 37, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 9th by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson to five years of probation for making false statements when purchasing firearms.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Caraballo previously admitted to making false statements when he purchased or attempted to purchase eighteen firearms at various stores in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Schuylkill Counties between March 2017 and August 2018. With respect to each purchase or attempted purchase, Caraballo falsely represented that he was the actual buyer of the firearms, when in fact he purchased or attempted to purchase the firearms for other individuals.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli prosecuted the case.

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