United States v. McNeal (Ann Marie), No. 16-1054 (10th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
A jury convicted Defendant Ann Marie McNeal under 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(1) for disposing of a firearm to her son, a convicted felon. Her primary claim on appeal was that evidence seized from her home under a search warrant should have been suppressed. The affidavit supporting the warrant was based largely on statements she made when interviewed by law-enforcement officers; she argued that some of what she said was improperly coerced by the officers and that the affidavit included false descriptions of her statements. The Tenth Circuit concluded that police did not coerce defendant when they told her of their reasonable belief she could be prosecuted for providing false information to them. Finding no other reversible error, the Tenth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction.