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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 1, 2018

St. Charles Man Indicted on Charges of Firearms Violations

St. Louis, MO – Taylor Wilson, 26, St. Louis, was indicted on February 1, 2018.

The indictment alleges various firearms offenses.  Specifically, it alleges that during the time of September 2015, through December 23, 2017, Wilson possessed a fully automatic machinegun and a rifle, neither of which were registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. It also alleges that the machine gun had a defaced and obliterated serial number.

If Wilson is convicted, counts one, three and four of the indictment carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Count two of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 1, 2018