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Manassas woman sentenced to 18 months for illegally buying and selling more than 31 handguns in 15 days

scales-of-justice2A Manassas woman was sentenced today to 18 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for illegally buying and selling more than 31 handguns in 15 days without a license. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil MacBride; and Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division Carl Vasilko made the announcement today after Kimberly Yvette Dinkins, 44, was sentenced by United States District Judge Claude M. Hilton.

Dinkins purchased 31 firearms – all handguns – on three consecutive weekends from November 17, through December 1, 2012. She purchased these firearms at three separate gun shows in Chantilly, Richmond, and Hampton.  Dinkins, who was not a federally licensed dealer of firearms, purchased the handguns with the intention of selling them for profit.

The firearms bought and sold by Dinkins were eventually recovered from juveniles and felons who utilized the firearms during drug trafficking schemes.  Specifically, on November 30, 2012, local law enforcement in Prince George’s County, Maryland, recovered one of the firearms bought and sold by Dinkins from a 20-year old Maryland man during the course of a narcotics investigation.   On December 12, 2012, local law enforcement in Prince George’s County recovered a second firearm bought and sold by Dinkins from a 19-year old Maryland man, again during the course of a narcotics investigation.

Both Maryland men have pled guilty to possession of firearms charges in Maryland state court.

This investigation is being conducted by ATF’s Washington Field Division.  Virginia Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant United States Attorney Marc J. Birnbaum and Special Assistant United States Attorney L. Rush Atkinson are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia athttp://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

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