Federal prosecutors allege a Topeka man lied about the recipients of several weapons he bought.
A federal grand jury in Topeka returned an indictment against 26-year-old Todd Hetherington, on three counts of making false statements when obtaining a handgun, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Hetherington is charged with purchasing a total of six guns from different authorized dealers. He is accused of misrepresenting himself as the transferee or buyer. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is looking into the situation.