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Tucson man gets 4 years for recruiting someone to buy gun

A 29-year-old Tucson man with a criminal history was sentenced to more than four years in prison Monday for recruiting someone to buy a pistol for him at a gun show, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Elisha William Pollock was found guilty of aiding and abetting a false statement during the purchase of a firearm on May 12, said Manny Tarango, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Pollock and co-defendants Peter Andrew Curtis and Stephanie Anne Moore were arrested after Moore purchased a handgun on behalf of Pollock at a Tucson gun show on May 1, 2010, Tarango said.

Moore said she was the gun’s buyer at the time of purchase and was not acquiring it for anyone else. Pollock, who had two convictions for burglary in Pima County, claimed the gun was not for him, Tarango said.

At trial, evidence showed that Moore had in fact purchased the weapon on Pollock’s behalf, Tarango said.

Moore pleaded guilty to making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm and was sentenced on May 23 to one year in prison.

Curtis, a convicted felon who bought ammunition at the gun show, pleaded guilty to possession by a felon and was sentenced to two years in prison on May 2, Tarango said.

Tucson Police Department assisted in the investigation by the ATF.

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