Michael Gonzalez Sentenced to Time Served For Federal Firearm Offense
(STL.News) The Acting United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that Michael Gonzalez, 32, was sentenced today to time served, which was a period of over 13 months of imprisonment, for making a false statement in connection with the attempted acquisition of a firearm. Chief Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Gonzalez serve a three-year period of supervised release.
According to court documents, on August 26, 2019, Gonzalez was arraigned by Judge David Fenster in Chittenden County Superior Court on a charge of first-degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon, in violation of 13 VSA, Section 1043(a)(2). During the arraignment, Michael A. Gonzalez was provided with a copy of the charging information, which stated that the penalty for a violation of 13 VSA, Section 1043(a)(2), was not more than 15 years of imprisonment. On September 23, 2019, Michael A. Gonzalez attempted to purchase a Ruger Security 9-millimeter caliber pistol from a federally licensed dealer in Williston, Vermont. As part of the attempted purchase, Gonzalez completed an ATF Form 4473. On the ATF Form 4473, Gonzalez falsely stated that he was not under indictment or charged by information for a felony for which the judge could imprison him for more than one year.