Seattle Felon Indicted for Gun Trafficking Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

A convicted felon who trafficked in multiple high powered firearms,…

A convicted felon who trafficked in multiple high powered firearms, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to Conspiracy to Unlawfully Deal in Firearms and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

Joshua Dawson, 20, is one of six Seattle area men, indicted in April 2012 following a firearms trafficking investigation. The men sold guns to a person working with law enforcement in the Renton, Washington area. Under the terms of the plea agreement both sides will recommend a prison sentence between five and eight years in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones is free to impose any sentence up to the ten year maximum at sentencing on September 28, 2012.

Dawson was indicted following an undercover investigation involving the Seattle Police Department Gang Unit, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). In his plea agreement, Dawson admits to selling eight guns between January and March 2012: a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver; a Mac 11 9mm pistol; an SKS 7.62 assault rifle; a Romarm/Cugir, 7.62 x 39mm caliber rifle; a DPMS, .223/5.56mm caliber rifle; an Olympic Arms, multi rifle with a silencer; a Weatherby, 7mm caliber rifle; and a Maadi, 7.62 x 39mm caliber rifle. In all in this operation, 25 guns were taken off the street, many of which were previously reported stolen.

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  • Jman

    Again and Again and Again, I still see the words Assualt Rifle in which such rifle would have to be FULLY AUTOMATIC with a single pull of the trigger…. And Silencer which would imply to completely silence a bullet when it exit’s the barrel. Realy they are suppressors, in which they suppress the noise to a lower decibel from which the report of the bullet is still heard but just not as loud…. Misinformation is everywhere Please oh please will news reporters get it right? Just saying…anyone listening?