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2 men plead guilty in gun thefts from national trade show

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 19:27:06-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two former trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges following the theft of weapons from the U.S. gun industry's biggest annual convention in Las Vegas in January.

Forklift operator Jamikko Foster could face about four years in prison and co-worker Eduardo Limon faces around three years, according to plea agreements filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Limon's attorney, Chris Rasmussen, said Friday that authorities recovered all the more than 60 pistols, rifles, machine guns and silencers stolen from the National Shooting Sports Federation's SHOT show.

Foster's federal public defender didn't immediately respond to messages.

Foster and Limon were arrested after a licensed Nevada gun shop owner reported a man asking to obtain a firing pin for an assault-style rifle.

Show organizers require display weapons to be disabled by having firing pins removed.