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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 15, 2019
Ronald A. Parsons, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

Colorado Man Sentenced for False Statement During Purchase of Firearm

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pueblo, Colorado, man convicted of False Statement During Purchase of Firearm was sentenced on July 15, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

David Aaron Freyn, age 40, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, 40 hours of community service, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Freyn was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 8, 2018. He pled guilty on April 22, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on November 6, 2016, when Freyn purchased a firearm at a gun shop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Freyn filled out a Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record; however, Freyn knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement on that form when he claimed that he was the actual buyer of the firearm, when, in fact, he was not. Freyn knew he was purchasing the firearm for another person and knowingly made the false statement. The other person was a felon that was prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.


St. Paul Field Division