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Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Straw Purchases of Handguns

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Newark man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for making what prosecutors say were straw purchases of five semi-automatic pistols for his heroin suppliers.
    
Twenty-five-year-old Michael Nolting, who pleaded guilty to making false statements in the acquisition of a firearm, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Wilmington.
    
According to court documents, in July 2014, Nolting, then a heroin user, purchased a total of five semi-automatic pistols for his several heroin suppliers. Prosecutors say Nolting falsely denied that he was a drug user, and fraudulently claiming that he was the real purchaser.

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