Wilkes-Barre Man Allegedly Lied While Trying To Buy Gun

November 1, 2016 GMT

SCRANTON — A Wilkes-Barre man is charged with making a straw purchase of a firearm from a Nanticoke gun shop, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Ruben Rosario, 19, is charged with making false statements to a federally licensed firearms dealer.

Prosecutors allege that Rosario lied while trying to buy a gun from Piestrak’s Gun Shop in Nanticoke on April 5. Rosario has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and will plead guilty at a later date, prosecutors said.

Rosario faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine, prosecutors said.