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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Manassas woman charged with selling guns illegally, lying to agents

A Manassas woman was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges that she illegally bought and intended to sell more than two dozen firearms.

Prosecutors also say that she lied to investigators about the purchases.

Kimberly Yvette Dinkins, 44, of Manassas, allegedly bought more than 25 firearms in 15 days to sell off, according to a news release from the office of Eastern District U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride. She is also charged, prosecutors say, with lying to investigators.

Dealing firearms without a license and making a materially false statement each carry maximum penalties of five years in prison, prosecutors said.

Dinkins allegedly bought the guns at three Virginia gun shows, authorities said, and sought to resell them.

W. Todd Watson, one of her attorneys, declined comment Monday.

Authorities say they found out about the purchases when agents recovered one of the guns, purchased at a gun show in Chantilly, after the arrest of a suspected narcotics trafficker in Prince George’s County on Nov. 30.

MacBride’s office worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate Dinkins, authorities said.

Dinkins is scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Friday.

By  |  06:43 PM ET, 01/14/2013

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