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A Dallas-area parole officer is accused by federal authorities of buying a firearm for one of the individuals she had supervised in her job and who she was also dating.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Shawnetta LaRuth Jones is facing four counts, including one count of conspiracy to acquire a firearm by false statement and one count of making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer.

According to an indictment, Jones is accused of buying a pistol from a gun store in Mesquite in April 2017 for her former parolee after his purchase was rejected because he’s a convicted felon.

Prosecutors say Jones falsely claimed she was buying the gun for herself.

Last month’s indictment doesn’t identify the parolee.

Court records didn’t list an attorney for Jones.

Associated Press

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