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Old January 22, 2014, 07:45 PM   #76
Frank Ettin
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Of course there's also the question of whether the private sale without formalities was legal under state law. There are a number of States in which it would not be.

There is also the question of whether under all the circumstances the seller might have had reasonable cause to believe either that the buyer was not a resident of the seller's State or that the buyer was a prohibited person. That would involve a violation of federal (and probably state) law.

But all that really doesn't raise straw purchase issues.
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