Federal jury convicts White

MINNEAPOLIS-A federal court jury convicted a 49-year-old New Ulm man of possessing stolen firearms and stolen ammunition April 25.

Buck Otto White, a.k.a. Timothy Joseph Hoffman, originally indicted March 4, 2013, was found guilty of one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition, one count of possession of stolen firearms, and one count of possession of stolen ammunition.

Law enforcement executed search warrants at a Courtland leased storage unit and in the basement of White’s New Ulm home in February 2013, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. During the searches, law enforcement recovered stolen firearms, ammunition, sporting equipment and other stolen property.

White had been previously convicted of multiple crimes including several violent felonies and at least one drug offense, making him an armed, career criminal, according to the indictment. White faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment.

The case was the result of an investigation by New Ulm Police, the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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