South Pekin Woman Charged with Making a False Statement During the Purchase of a Firearm

PEORIA, Ill. – Kirstin Sue Jackson, 39, of the 200 block of Ripper Street, Pekin, Ill. was indicted on federal charges on September 21, 2021.

The indictment alleges that in May of 2021, Jackson acquired a firearm from Pekin Gun & Sporting Goods, Inc. after knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement, stating she was the actual buyer of the firearm. Jackson was arrested on September 23, 2021 and is currently in custody of the United States Marshal Service.

If convicted, the maximum statutory penalties for the alleged crimes charged are not more than 5 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The charge is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald L. Hanna is representing the government in the prosecution.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 

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