Hazleton man allegedly part of firearms scheme

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected] | August 9th, 2017 10:30 pm

SCRANTON — A Hazleton man was indicted by a federal grand jury this week for a series of alleged firearms offenses.

Theodore O. Wing, 50, conspired to have his daughter, Jasmine Wing, purchase firearms under her name, while Theodore and co-conspirators took possession of the weapons, according to U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler.

Theodore Wing is a convicted felon, and he is prohibited from owning firearms, a press release says. He allegedly purchased five firearms through his daughter, including a semiautomatic weapon capable of using a large-capacity magazine.

Due to his status as a felon, Wing is also charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

In addition to that, he is accused of aiding and abetting false statements regarding when and where the guns were purchased.

Jasmine Wing was previously charged with making false statements in the course of purchasing six firearms, including the five for her father, prosecutors say. She pleaded guilty Wednesday and is awaiting sentencing.


By Patrick Kernan

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