Brothers indicted in weapons case

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted two brothers on charges of lying in order to buy handguns from an Anchorage firearms dealer, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

Lema Almstead was charged with four felony firearms offenses. The charges stem from purchases and attempted purchases in July at Alaska Shooters Supply.

According to the indictment, Almstead lied on a form that asked whether he was a felon.

Federal prosecutors said Almstead was previously convicted in New York of robbery, larceny and possession of stolen property and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

His brother, Akim Almstead, is charged with falsely stating that he was buying a handgun for himself when he was obtaining it for his brother.

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