New York Woman Gets Prison in Firearms Case
(Rochester, New York) The State Supreme Court has sentenced a local woman, Dawn Nguyen, to a prison term of 16 months to 4 years for lying on a firearms transaction form used to buy a shotgun and a semiautomatic rifle, later used to kill two firefighters.
Justice Thomas Moran's decision comes a month after jurors found her guilty of first-degree falsification of a business record and more than a year after a deadly attack on emergency responders on Lake Road in Webster on Christmas Eve 2012.Nguyen also faces federal firearms charges.
Prosecutors argued during Nguyen's trial that the guns were bought for her neighbor, William Spengler Jr. — a convicted felon barred from owning guns. Spengler used them 2½ years later to kill two volunteer firefighters in the Christmas Eve ambush.