Manchester man pleads guilty to making false claim during purchase of gun for another person
August 03. 2018 5:51PM
CONCORD — A Manchester man pleaded guilty in federal court to making the “straw purchase” of a gun, buying it for someone else, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Tyler Bourgoin, 24, will be sentenced Nov. 10.
Bourgoin purchased a .380 caliber Glock pistol from Riley’s Sport Shop in Hooksett on March 16, 2017.
U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said Bourgoin claimed he was the actual purchaser, but an investigation revealed Bougoin bought the gun for another person who had given him the money for it.
Manchester police officials recovered the gun during an unrelated drug investigation in June 2017, Murray said.
“So-called ‘straw purchases’ of guns like the transaction in this case may endanger the public by putting firearms in the hands of criminals who use them to commit other crimes,” Murray said in a statement. “Prosecuting these cases is a top priority of the U.S. Attorney’s Office to deter illegal firearms transactions and get illegally acquired guns off the street.”