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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Carole S. Rendon
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Richfield Man Guilty of Illegally Dealing Firearms After He Sold 300 Firearms Over Three Years

A Richfield Township man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally dealing firearms after he sold approximately 300 firearms over a three-year period, said Acting U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon and Donald J. Soranno, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Columbus Field Division.

Timothy J. Cassinger, 48, is scheduled to be sentenced July 13.

Cassinger was not a licensed firearms dealer but sold approximately 300 firearms between June 2012 and October 2015. Many of the weapons were purchased from federal firearms licensees and then resold by Cassinger at gun shows or online, according to court documents.

Eleven firearms originally purchased by Cassinger were intercepted by Spanish authorities in September 2014, on a ship destined for Beirut, Lebanon . Other firearms purchased by Cassinger were later recovered in Cleveland, Columbus, East Cleveland, New York City and other cities, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly M. Galvin following an investigation by the ATF.

Field Division: Columbus Field Division