LOUISVILLE – Steven W. Fox, 55, of Zoneton Road, Shepherdsville, Kentucky, in Bullitt County, was sentenced to five years probation.
The probation is based on the condition that he cannot sell, barter or trade any firearms for 5 years, in United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky, for failure to conduct criminal background checks on a firearms purchaser (2 counts), U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced Monday.
Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, United States District Court, also imposed a fine of $5,000, which Fox paid on Monday.
Fox pleaded guilty on Aug. 26, 2008, to misdemeanor violations of 18 U.S.C. § 922(t)(1)(A) (Brady Bill).
The charges arose of out Fox’s tenure as a licensed dealer in firearms on June 7-8, 2003, and his sale of two firearms on those dates to purchasers without conducting criminal background checks on those persons as required by law.
Fox has surrendered his firearms license since these violations were committed.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ream, and it was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.