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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Colorado
Cole Finegan, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 14, 2022

Aurora Man Indicted for Making False Statements to Licensed Firearms Dealers

DENVER- The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Jordan James Martinez, 24, of Aurora, was indicted by a federal grand jury for making false statements to purchase firearms for other individuals from licensed dealers.

According to the indictment, from June 2019 through April 2022, the defendant knowingly made false and fictitious oral and written statements to several licensed firearms dealers, representing he was the actual transferee and buyer of the firearms, when in fact, as the defendant then knew, he was not the actual transferee and buyer of the firearms.

Martinez made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on October 14, 2022.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Aurora Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Churnet.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Case Number: 22-cr-306

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


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