A 36-year-old man from Boca Raton, Florida could have been placed in jail for as long as one year. According to the authorities, the man was conducting a gold buying event at a motel in Snyder County, Pennsylvania and was violating state laws. Pennsylvania's Precious Metals Law ensures that proper dealings occur between buyers and sellers.
Instead of receiving a one-year jail sentence, the man was punished with probation and a $2,500 fine. In addition, he will have to pay the court costs associated with his case.