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North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Pennsylvania Firearms Dealer

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of North Carolina pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

David R. Shahriari, a/k/a “David Anderson”, 38, pleaded guilty to Count One of the Indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on August 29, 2011, Shahriari did knowingly steal and unlawfully take, eight firearms from L.B. Toney’s Alamo Gun Shop in DuBois, PA, which is a business licensed to deal in firearms.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Feb. 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Arnold P. Bernard Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the DuBois City Police led the prosecution of Shahriari.

Updated October 6, 2021

Firearms Offenses