Edgewood man sentenced on weapon charge

An Edgewood, Ill., man was sentenced on April 6, 2012, in United States District Court in Benton, on a one-count information charging making a false statement in acquisition of a firearm, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton announced on Monday.
Richard Paul Culver, 55, was sentenced to three years probation and 30 hours of public service, and was fined $1,000.
The offense occurred in Fayette County on Feb. 14, 2011, Wigginton said. Culver made false statements on the ATF Form 4473 in connection with the purchase of a firearm from a gun dealer, he said.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The case was assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney George Norwood for prosecution.

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