Man sentenced for falsifying weapon sales form in McAllen
MCALLEN – According to the feds, lying to obtain guns is a growing problem in the Rio Grande Valley, but it’s worse in two counties in particular.
Straw purchasing is when you lie and buy a gun for someone else. Twenty people in the Valley were arrested this past year related to straw purchasing. One of those people was sentenced Friday.
Documents show, in McAllen federal court Friday morning, a man by the name of Antonio Fugate was sentenced for lying on an ATF form, the federal document you must fill out before buying a gun.
The documents say it happened in an Academy Sports and Outdoors store in McAllen. His indictment shows he lied and that he wasn't the actual buyer.
Fugate is expected to get two years probation.
Watch the video above for the full story.
Run for wrong face masks amid coronavirus fear impacting construction industry
Confusion looms over migrants at Valley port-of-entry after court halts policy
Black history museum set to open in San Benito
Edinburg CISD hold mental health aid certification courses for parents and staff
Edinburg police to plan for more self-defense courses amid demand