Uncle Sams Loans IncRevocation/denial of renewal
This gun pawnbroker was cited for 2 violations. The inspection resulted in revocation/denial of renewal.
A final disposition of revocation/denial of renewal means that ATF officials concluded the dealer must lose its license. This requires a determination that the licensee wilfully violated regulations or is otherwise ineligible to remain in business. The licensee will either have their license revoked after a specified period of time, or be unable to renew their license once it expires.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
|Type||Pawnbroker in firearms|
Compliance inspections are conducted by one or more ATF officers. After the lead investigator submits a recommendation, one or more ATF supervisors will review the inspection and either concur with or adjust the recommendation.
This page contains information about a single inspection conducted between 2015 and 2017. The ATF may have inspected this licensee before and/or after the inspection detailed here.
Officers spent a total of 78.5 hours conducting this inspection. 243 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of revocation/denial of renewal.
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IOI redacted recommends Violations and Revocation/Denial of Renewal App based upon Responsible Person redacted A.K.A., Noodle, guilty plea of felony charges on February 19, 2016, resulting in two (2) violations, of which one (1) is a repeat violation from 2008. The two (2) violations are: 1. 27 CFR 478.128(c), Between late 2008 through August 2014 RP redacted aided and abetted redacted in falsifying ATF Forms 4473 by signing and certifying on the 4473’s that the sale of the firearms were legal. 2. 27 CFR 478.99(c), Uncle Sam’s Loans Incorporated transferred 29 firearms in 14 transactions between 2009 and 2011 to redacted, redacted was known to the licensee to be a prohibited person. REPEAT OF VIOLATION CITED ON 4/16/2008. Also, the Charleston Field Office ongoing case (number 775020-15-0120) whereby RP redacted parties, including members of the corporation, in illegal activity. In addition, the licensee’s compliance history which includes: • 2014 Compliance Inspection (775060-2014-0076) resulting in a warning conference; •2008 Recall Compliance Inspection (UI 775025-2008-0234) whereby the IOI and Area Supervisor recommended Violations and Revocation - Non Renewal, but a DIO held warning conference was held instead; and •2007 Recall Compliance Inspection (775025-2006-0519) resulting in a warning conference held for repeat violations which warranted revocation.
August 13, 2015 Chareston I Field Office Special Agents executed a search warrent on Uncle Sam's loans Inc. (775020-15-0120). The FFL was involved as part of a two year long FBI/West Virginia State Police Investigation into extortion and money laundering. As a result of the investigation, Responsible Person redacted signed a plea agreement with the United States Attorney, citing violations of 18 USC 924(a)(1)(A) and 18 USC 2(a) regarding making false statements relating to firearms purchasers involving over 50 firearms to staw purchasers. An onsite inspection was not deemed necessary based on violations/laws cited and the previous inspection history. The following violations were cited as a result the CE Investigation: 1. 27 CFR 478.128(c) On Feburary 19, 2006, Responsible Person, redacted, pleaded guilty to making, aiding, and abetting false statments relating to firearms purchasers ( straw purchases ) involving over redacted firearms. Between late 2008 through August 2014 RP redacted aided and abetted redacted in falsifying ATF Forms 4473 by signing and certifying on the 4473s that the sale of the firearms were legal. 2. 27 CFR 47899(c) REPEAT VIOLATION FROM 04/16/2008 Uncle Sam's Loans Inc. transferred redacted firearms in redacted transactions between 2009 and 2001 to redacted. redacted was known to the licensee to be a prohibited person. The following inspection history is noted as follows: -2014- Compliance Inspection (775060-2014-0076) resulting in a warning conference; -2008- Recall Compliance Inspection (Ul 775025-2008-0234) whereby the IOI and Area Supervisor recommended Violations and Revocation - Non Renewal, but a DIO held warning conference was held instead -2007- Recall Compliance Inspection (775025-2006-0519) resulting in a warning conference held for repeat violations which warranted revocation. Based on the CE Investigation, violations cited, and previous inspection history, I concur with IOI Adamson's recommendation of Revocation
The store manager and two employees facilitated a large number of straw purchases and falsified the 4473s for those transactions, and also transferred a number of firearms to a person they knew was prohibited as he was a drug user. The store manager has already pled guilty in Federal court and admitted to the conduct in question. Division Counsel concurs with the revocation action and believes there is evidence of willfulness in each of the included violations.
If an inspection uncovers regulatory violations, the licensee receives a report outlining these violations. This section lists the violations found in the inspection, as well as a general description of each offense. More details on the nature of the licensee's specific violations may be found in the report PDF.
This licensee was cited for 2 violations.
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