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New Ulm Man Faces Federal Weapons Charges

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A 48–year–old felon from New Ulm is indicted on federal charges of possessing four firearms.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Minnesota says Buck Otto White was charged Monday with one count of being felon in possession of a firearm.

The indictment alleges that on February 14, 2013, White possessed a 10-gauge shotgun, a .22-caliber rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a 7.62-caliber rifle.

Because he is a felon, White, also known as Timothy Joseph Hoffman, is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Because his he has a prior conviction that constituted crimes of violence or drug trafficking, White is subject to the federal Armed Career Criminal Act.

That act mandates a minimum of 15 years in prison for anyone subsequently convicted in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm and/or ammunition.