U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Kentucky
For Immediate Release
January 1, 2010
James A. Zerhusen, United States Attorney
Contacts: Kyle Edelen
Calvin Manis Sentenced to 12 months in Federal Prison for Federal Firearm Violations
London, Ky. — Calvin Lynn Manis, 62, of Barbourville, Ky was sentenced today to 12 months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $15,000.00 for failing to properly maintain firearm records at his place of business by United States District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves.
In October of 2008, Manis plead guilty to the charges and admitted that he failed to maintain firearm records at his place of business as required by federal law.
During the Sentencing Hearing held on December 5, 2009, the Court found that Manis’ record keeping offense reflected an effort to conceal the sale of firearms to a prohibited person. The Court also found that 41 firearms had been transferred to a prohibited person by Manis.
Under federal law, Manis must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for 1 year. On March 9, 2009, the Defendant is to report for service of his sentence to a facility designated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
James A. Zerhusen, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Paul J. Vido, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (Louisville Field Division), jointly made the announcement today after the sentencing.
The investigation was conducted by the ATF. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory A. Ousley.