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Criminal Practice – Defendant who took weapons to Haiti didn’t violate firearm statute (access required)

Where the defendant was convicted of taking weapons to Haiti in an attempt to help the government quell gang violence, his conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(5) was vacated because the statute requires a defendant to transfer the firearm to an unlicensed person and, here, the firearms were never transferred. Background Jacques Yves Sebastien Duroseau, a naturalized ...

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