Nashua man faces federal charges for false statements in firearm purchases

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NASHUA — A local man has been indicted on charges related to making false statements to acquire firearms.

Mikell Baez, 25, faced a federal court on Dec. 19 after being indicted on Nov. 15 with six counts of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

Following his initial court appearance, Baez was released with conditions pending further proceedings.

The indictment alleges that between Aug. 3 and Nov. 5, 2021, Baez straw purchased a total of eight guns on behalf of another individual.

The firearms were bought from licensed dealers in Merrimack, Hudson, and Amherst, New Hampshire.

According to the charging documents, Baez falsely indicated on ATF forms that he was the actual buyer of each firearm.

If convicted, Baez could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

Sentencing will be determined by a federal district court judge based on the U.S.

Sentencing Guidelines and relevant statutes.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with Assistant U.S.

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