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Vegas man pleads guilty to selling firearms without license

Posted at 9:27 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 00:27:25-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of dealing in firearms without a Federal Firearms License, according to U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

George Stone, 70, was an unlicensed firearms dealer and admitted that he sold dozens of firearms without an FFL, according to court documents. Stone sold some of those firearms to undercover law enforcement officers.

A subsequent search warrant executed at Stone’s residence resulted in the seizure of 32 firearms, many bearing price tags, and marked for sale.

The case was the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Burton is prosecuting the case.

Stone is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan on May 5, 2020. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison.

Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account several variables.

This case is part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s program initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.