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Merrimack Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offenses

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

            CONCORD – Leith Sukkar, 22, of Merrimack, pleaded guilty in federal court to engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license and making false statements during the acquisition of firearms, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to statements made in court, between September 2021 to May 3, 2022, Sukkar purchased 22 firearms from four federally licensed dealers in New Hampshire.  Sukkar falsely represented that he was the actual purchaser of the firearms when, in fact, he was purchasing the firearms for other people.  On May 3, 2022, Sukkar made a false statement during the purchase of a Glock model 29, 10mm pistol and a Glock model 43, 9mm pistol from Shooter’s Outpost, a federally licensed firearms dealer, located in Hooksett, New Hampshire.  Similarly, on April 27, 2022, Sukkar made a false statement during the purchase of a Taurus model G2S, 9mm pistol, from Shooter’s Outpost.  Other evidence obtained during the investigation showed that he was charging $900 for firearms and accepted drugs as payment for at least one firearm.  Sukkar does not have a license to sell or deal in firearms. 

            Sukkar is scheduled to be sentenced on February 23, 2023.   

            The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Manchester Police Department Special Investigations Unit, and the New Hampshire State Police.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski and Assistant U.S. Attorney Deb Walsh.

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Updated November 15, 2022

Topic
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 22-138