Former Chandler police officer pleads guilty to illegal possession of silencers

Ponca City Now - February 13, 2020 3:30 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – Steven Bradley Simon, 47, of Chandler, has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of firearm silencers, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

A Superseding Indictment returned by the Grand Jury on Jan. 21, 2020, charged Simon with two counts of illegal possession of firearm silencers.  Simon pleaded guilty to these two counts on Feb. 11 before Senior U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton. He admitted that he had failed to register the firearm silencers in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record and that the firearm silencers did not contain identifying information as required by federal law.

Each count of conviction carries a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of up to three years of supervised release.  Sentencing will take place in approximately 90 days.

This case is a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from the Chandler Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Coffey.



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