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For Immediate Release
February 2, 2007

Media Contact:
Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Fort Washington Man Charged with Violations of Gun Laws

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Terrence Danyal Young was charged in the Circuit Court for Howard County with making a false statement on an “Affidavit and Application to Purchase a Regulated Firearm,” Perjury on an affidavit required by law and Attempting to Illegally Possess a Regulated Firearm.

The charges allege that on or about June 9, 2006, Terrence Danyal Young executed an “Affidavit and Application to Purchase a Regulated Firearm” in which he falsely affirmed that he had not been convicted of a violation classified as a misdemeanor that carries a statutory penalty of more than two years. The “Affidavit and Application” was filed with and disapproved by the Maryland State Police Firearms Registration Section in Howard County. No trial date has been set.

False statement on an “Affidavit and Application to Purchase a Regulated Firearm” is punishable by a maximum sentence of three (3) years and a fine of $5000. Perjury on an affidavit required by law is punishable by a maximum sentence of ten (10) years. Common law attempt to possess a regulated firearm is punishable by a maximum sentence of five (5) years.

This case will be prosecuted by the Firearms Trafficking Unit of the Office of the Attorney General. Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Clarence Goetz for his work on the case. A criminal charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent unless the State proves him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

   

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