Pearl Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Attempting to Acquire a Firearm by Fraud

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Jackson, Miss. – Michael Wayne Pearson, 49, of Pearl, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Henry T. Wingate to 15 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for attempting to acquire a firearm by making fraudulent statements on a federal background check form and causing a federal firearms licensee to keep false information.