Saturday, April 5, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- An indictment was returned against William Arnold Debow, 53, a federally licensed firearms dealer who was doing business as The Ponderosa Trading Company in Waynesboro.
Debow was charged with 28 counts of knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon and with 10 counts of illegally transferring a handgun to out of state residents, according to a release. Knowingly transferring a firearm to a felon carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $250,000 for each count. Illegally transferring a handgun to an out of state resident carries a maximum 5 year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine for each count.
The case was investigated by the ATF.
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