Appleton Duo Indicted against Mason O. Beudry and Juan M. Cardenas on Federal Firearm Charges

The indictment alleges that Cardenas made a “false and fictitious” statement in connection with the acquisition of a Taurus G2C model 9mm handgun from a Grand Chute, Wisconsin, Fleet Farm store in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(a)(6).  It further alleges that Beaudry subsequently possessed the firearm purchased by Cardenas despite Beaudry’s status as a convicted felon contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

Each faces up to ten years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release if convicted of their respective charges.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Appleton Police Department.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.