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Shelbyville man facing federal charges after allegedly selling illegal fireworks in Ohio

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Posted at 5:28 PM, May 27, 2021

OHIO — An investigation into a deadly fireworks accident led an Ohio federal grand jury to charge a Shelbyville man.

Federal authorities say Paul Eberhard, 64 is charged with dealing in explosive materials without a license and distributing explosive materials to a person without a permit or license.

The investigation began July 4, 2020 when an Ohio man died after being hit in the head by a firework.

Court documents say Eberhard illegally sold display fireworks between 2018 and 2020.

His initial appearance in federal court was Thursday.