On Monday, Dean Dumont 23, Inverness pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered National Firearms Act firearm, a machinegun.

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of A Ghost Machinegun

On Monday, Dean Dumont 23, Inverness pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered National Firearms Act firearm, a machinegun.
Dean Dumont

CITRUS COUNTY, FL. – On Monday, Dean Dumont 23, of Inverness, Florida, pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered National Firearms Act firearm, a machinegun.

Dumont faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date had not been set. Dumont had been indicted on December 7, 2021.

According to the plea agreement, Dumont unwittingly reached out to a law enforcement confidential informant in November 2021.

At that time, Dumont was on state felony supervision for an unrelated matter. Dumont offered to sell the informant a fully automatic, Glock-style handgun for $900 so that Dumont could pay his court costs.

Dumont then sent the informant text messages and video files confirming that the firearm had been modified into a machinegun. The informant subsequently purchased the firearm from Dumont in a video-recorded transaction. 

Law enforcement testing verified that the firearm discharged more than one round of ammunition from a single pull of the trigger.

A record check confirmed that this machinegun was not registered to Dumont in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, as required under federal law. Investigators also determined that it was a “ghost” gun because it had been assembled from a kit, without a manufacturer serial number.

This case was investigated by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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