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Nashua Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

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

            CONCORD, - Illya Scott, 30, of Nashua, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 months and a day in federal prison for possession of a stolen firearm, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 6, 2018, Scott was arrested in Nashua, New Hampshire.  During a search incident to arrest, Nashua police officers found a Berretta, BU PICO, .380 handgun tucked into the defendant's waistband.  Scott admitted to stealing the firearm.          

            Scott previously pleaded guilty on July 22, 2019.

            “Thefts of firearms and trading in stolen firearms undermine public safety by providing criminals with a means by which violent crimes can be committed,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to protect the Granite State from violent crime, we will continue to be aggressive in our efforts to prosecute those who possess stolen firearms.”

            This matter was investigated by the Nashua Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski.




Updated November 20, 2019

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Press Release Number: 19-208