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For Immediate Release
January 10, 2007
Media Contact:
Christine Hansen, 410-576-6956

FREDERICK COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL GUN SALES

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that David Ruvin Vaisman, 46, of Adamstown in Frederick County, was sentenced in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, after earlier pleading guilty to Engaging in the Business of Selling Regulated Firearms without a Dealer’s License; Illegally Selling Regulated Firearms at a Gun Show; Possession of an Assault Pistol and Possession of Stolen Property. The stolen property was a Federal Firearms License belonging to a licensed gun dealer in Virginia.

Judge G. Edward Dwyer, Jr. sentenced Vaisman to five years for Engaging in the Business of Selling Regulated Firearms without a Dealer’s license and suspended all but 18 months; to five years for Illegally Selling Regulated Firearms at a Gun Show to run consecutively to the prior sentence and suspended service of that sentence; to 18 months for Possession of an Assault Pistol concurrent with the other two sentences; and to 90 days concurrent to the other sentences on the Possession of Stolen Property. The net effect of the sentence is that the defendant will serve 18 months in the Frederick County detention center to be followed by three years probation.

In addition, the defendant and his wife, Margurita Vaisman, both forfeited any interest in the 143 firearms seized by Maryland State Police at their home in Adamstown.

This case was investigated by the Firearms Enforcement Section of the Maryland State Police and was prosecuted by the Firearms Trafficking Unit of the Office of the Attorney General. This unit is funded by a grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.


   

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