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NEWARK, N.J. – Four members of a gun manufacturing and trafficking network in Passaic and Hudson counties have been charged with weapons offenses related to the fabrication and sale of personally made firearms (PMFs), commonly known as “ghost guns,”  U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that KODY SEVERIN, age 25, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged on January 26, 2023 in a seven-count indictment by a federal grand jury for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act and the Federal Controlled Substances Act, and for attempted obstruction of justice.

SAN DIEGO – Chad Lee Engel was sentenced in federal court today to 138 months in prison for blowing up ATM machines to steal the money contained inside.

St. Louis — Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, St. Louis Field Office and the St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating this truck as part of their investigation into an attempted arson in the Soulard area of St. Louis which occurred on January 16, 2023, between 9:00 and 9:30am. A reward of up to $1000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this case.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A St. Joseph, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. Earl B. Penn, 31, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Penn was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.

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