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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Kansas
For Immediate Release
Duston J. Slinkard, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-ks
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Topeka Man Indicted on Firearms Charges

TOPEKA, KAN. – A federal grand jury in Topeka returned an indictment charging a Kansas man with three counts of false statement during the acquisition of a firearm.

According to court documents, Todd Hetherington, 26, of Topeka is accused of purchasing a total of six pistols from various licensed dealers in which he allegedly falsely presented himself as the actual transferee or buyer.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Skipper Jacobs is prosecuting the case.

OTHER INDICTMENT

Fatima Jaghoori, 32, of Mildford, and Habibullah Jaghoori, 39, of Wichita were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, and one count each of false statement during the acquisition of a firearm. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Skipper Jacobs is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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