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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Kansas

www.justice.gov/usao/wiw

For Immediate Release

February 20, 2013

Barry R. Grissom, United States Attorney

Contact: Jim Cross, Public Information Officer
316-269-6481
james.cross2@usdoj.gov

Salina Man Sentenced For Purchasing Gun With Help Of Straw Buyer

TOPEKA, KAN. — A Salina man who used a straw buyer to purchase a gun has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Hashiem Jamil Ford, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement regarding the purchase of a firearm. In his plea, he admitted that due to a 2011 felony drug conviction in Saline County District Court he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. On Dec. 5, 2011, he gave money to co–defendant Patricia Fetky to purchase a gun for him from Bob’s Pawn Shop East at 925 W. Lincoln Avenue in Salina. At Ford’s direction, Fetky purchased a Glock brand handgun by falsely representing herself as the actual purchaser.

Fetky was sentenced in December to two years probation.

Grissom commended the Salina Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot for their work on the case.

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