JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A federal jury found a Jacksonville man guilty of making false statements while attempting to purchase a firearm.
A jury convicted 28-year-old Antwan Cameron guilty Thursday, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill. Cameron faces a maximum of ten years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2013.
Prosecutors filed the indictment against Cameron in March.
O'Neill said testimony and evidence presented during the trial showed Cameron tried to purchase a Century Arms "AK-47" style rifle from Shooters Firearms and Accessories located on University Boulevard in Jacksonville.
When Cameron filled out the ATF Form 4473, O'Neill said he falsely stated he had not been convicted of the crime of domestic violence. O'Neill said Cameron had in fact been convicted of domestic battery in 2004, an incident in which he struck the mother of his child.
Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot prosecuted the case which was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
O'Neill said the case is part of the Department of Justice's "Project Safe Neighborhoods" program. The program is a nationwide gun-violence reduction strategy led by ATF.
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