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Aurora Man Indicted for Firearms Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Timothy Taconi, age 69, of Aurora, has been indicted for dealing firearms without a license and possession of an unregistered firearm.

According to the indictment, from August 2020, through February 5, 2023, the defendant, not being a licensed dealer of firearms, engaged in the business of dealing in firearms. The defendant knowingly received and possessed a silencer, which is not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

The defendant made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak on February 24, 2023.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Division handled the investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Kelly Churnet and Rebecca Weber are handling the prosecution.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

CASE NUMBER: 23-cr-00058


Deborah Takahara
Public Affairs Specialist

Updated March 6, 2023

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