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A 28-year-old Lebanon man has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for the illegal purchase of firearms for unlicensed resale.

Luis Rodriguez-Pagan was indicted Wednesday, May 18, by a federal grand jury on firearms charges. U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus has alleged in the indictment that Rodriguez-Pagan purchased eight handguns in Lebanon and Dauphin counties between July and December 2021 and falsely claimed they were for himself.

The indictment alleges that the firearms were actually purchased for unlicensed resale.

According to a press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Pennsylvania, the maximum penalty for the charges is 10 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime M. Keating and is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireworks, and Explosives and the Lebanon County Sheriff’s Office.

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