Ohio man pleads guilty to charge related to sale of 300 guns

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge related to the sale of 300 guns, including 11 destined for Beirut.

Forty-eight-year-old Richfield Township resident Timothy Cassinger pleaded guilty Tuesday in Akron to a single count of unlicensed gun dealing.

He remains free on bond. His attorney declined to comment.

An affidavit from an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says Cassinger sold guns online and at gun shows. The affidavit says an undercover ATF agent bought guns from Cassinger, some of which were taken from suspected criminals by police.

Authorities say the Beirut guns were confiscated in Spain and were sold by Cassinger to a man under investigation by the ATF and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

comments powered by Disqus