07/21/2021 | Press release | Archived content
NEWARK, N.J. - A Paterson man with prior felony convictions today admitted illegally transporting and selling 16 firearms for over $8,000 on four occasions beginning in July 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
Floyd Henry, aka 'HK,' 36, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to an information charging him with one count of illegally engaging in the business of dealing in firearms and four counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From July 15, 2019, through Sept. 25, 2019, Henry engaged in the business of dealing firearms, while not being a federally licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer. On four occasions, in Passaic County, Henry sold or attempted to sell a total of 16 firearms, including two semi-automatic rifles, three revolvers, and 11 semi-automatic pistols, as well as over 100 rounds of ammunition, in exchange for over $8,000. Henry had purchased or obtained the firearms and ammunition in other states, transported them to New Jersey, and sold them to an individual in Passaic County.
The charge of engaging in the business of dealing firearms, while not being a federally licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer carries a maximum potential penalty of up to five years in prison. Each of the four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm carries a maximum potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 23, 2021.
Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Toby C. Taylor; Newark Field Division; officers with the Passaic County Sherriff's Office under the direction of Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik; the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes; and the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, with the investigation leading to today's guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher D. Amore of the U.S. Attorney's Office's Government Fraud Unit in Newark.