For Immediate Release
Thornton Man Charged As Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Denver—The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that 36-year-old Dean Fabiano, of Thornton, has been charged by criminal complaint with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
According to the criminal complaint unsealed in federal court, Fabiano has multiple felony convictions that prohibit him from possessing firearms and ammunition. When, on September 6, 2023, federal law enforcement executed a search warrant at Fabiano’s home, they found 18 firearms, as well as various firearms parts, suspected drugs, potential destructive devices, and Nazi memorabilia and drawings. During the search, law enforcement found a letter from a storage facility where Fabiano rented a storage unit. Law enforcement then obtained and executed a search warrant at the storage unit, where they found more firearms and firearm parts.
The Defendant made his initial appearance in federal court in Denver on September 8, 2023, where he was advised by United States Magistrate Judge Neureiter of the charge pending against him.
This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the ATF. Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Churnet is handling the prosecution.
The charge in the criminal complaint is an allegation and the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Case Number: 23-mj-00156