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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Reading Man Charged With Being A Felon In Posession Of A Firearm

Rodney Cossari, of Reading and Shamokin, Pennsylvania, was charged by Indictment with two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

According to the Indictment, Cossari possessed the following firearms and ammunition: a Jennings, caliber .22 long rifle, Model J-22 pistol, bearing serial number 339961; a Tanfoglio, caliber 9mm Luger, Model BTA90 pistol, bearing serial number G24223; an IMI, caliber 9mm Luger, Model UZI-A carbine rifle, bearing serial number SA17418; an Harrington & Richardson, caliber .32 Smith & Wesson, Model 732 revolver, bearing serial number AL14647; a Smith & Wesson, caliber .38 Smith & Wesson Special, Model 10-4 revolver, bearing serial number C587826; a Bushmaster model M4A3 rifle, serial number BFI49077, fitted with a Trijicon model TA31F ACOG scope, serial number 00638596; a Colt model AR15A2 rifle, serial number SP222848; and, two fifty round boxes of CCI brand Quiet .22LR caliber ammunition.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of ten years imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment on each count.


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley S. Bonney.


An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 22, 2017