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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Kansas

www.justice.gov/usao/wiw

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2013

Barry R. Grissom, United States Attorney

Contact: Jim Cross, Public Information Officer
316-269-6481
james.cross2@usdoj.gov

Indictments

TOPEKA, KAN. — Michael Dean Engstrom, Jr., 33, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 28, 2013, in Shawnee County, Kan.

Hashiem Jamil Ford, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement regarding the purchase of a firearm. In his plea, he admitted that due to a 2011 felony drug conviction in Saline County District Court he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. On Dec. 5, 2011, he gave money to co–defendant Patricia Fetky to purchase a gun for him from Bob’s Pawn Shop East at 925 W. Lincoln Avenue in Salina. At Ford’s direction, Fetky purchased a Glock brand handgun by falsely representing herself as the actual purchaser.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway is prosecuting.

Tony Dennis, 26, Grandview Plaza, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 3, f2013, in Geary County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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