For Immediate Release
Woman Sentenced in Federal Court
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jessica Harris was sentenced on October 31 on a charge that she made false statements on a federal form in order to purchase a firearm. Court documents show that Harris, 34, of Mobile, Alabama, falsified information on the federal form to acquire five AR-type pistols. When confronted by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, she admitted that the information she put on the form was not true and identified the person for whom she bought the guns. United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 12 months’ probation. No fine was imposed but Harris was ordered to pay $100 in special mandatory assessments.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria A. Bedwell.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama at http://www.justice.gov/usao/als/