New England man sentenced for illegal attempt to buy guns in NH town
CONCORD — A Massachusetts man was sentenced to serve 60 months in federal prison for an illegal effort to purchase two firearms.
According to court documents, Michael Younge, 27, formerly of Framingham and Boston, Massachusetts, and three friends, Rafael Soriano, Adrian Aleman and Tasha Gardner, visited a federally licensed firearms dealer in Hooksett. Only Gardner was legally eligible to buy handguns.
With the assistance of Aleman, Younge and Soriano solicitied Gardner to buy two handguns on their behalf. In connection with the attempt, Gardner filled out a form legally required for all intrastate over-the-counter hand gun purchases on which she falsely certified that she was the "actual purchaser" of the two hand guns, when she was really attempting to buy them for Younge and Soriano, court documents read.
The store never transferred the firearms because its employees deemed it suspicious and declined to complete the transaction.
Younge pleaded guilty to aiding and making the false statement in connection with attempting to acquire a firearm. After serving his sentence, he will be on supervised release for a period of three years.
Gardner and Alemen pleaded guilty and were sentenced to terms of probation. A warrant for Soriano's arrest is outstanding.