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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Florissant Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Making False Statement in Attempted Firearm Purchase as a Convicted Felon

St. Louis, Missouri –United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel sentenced Johnny Sesson II, 47, of Florissant, Missouri, to 60 months in prison for making a false statement on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473 in order to acquire a firearm.

According to the plea agreement, on April 13, 2019, Sesson attempted to purchase a shotgun from federally licensed firearms dealer Quincy Farm & Home Supply in Cottleville, Missouri. In completing the Form 4473, Sesson made a false written statement to the effect that that he had never been convicted of a felony crime. Sesson admitted to knowingly making this false statement, and that the false statement regarding his status as a convicted felon was capable of influencing the federally licensed firearms dealer into believing a firearm could lawfully be sold to him. Sesson also admitted to making the false statement with the intent to acquire the shotgun and to deceive the firearms dealer into selling him the shotgun.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office.


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