Visalia man indicted for firearms trafficking

He could spend up to 10 years behind bars if convicted.

A Visalia man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for trafficking firearms. 

U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert announced that Shawn Saesee, 20, has been charged with unlawful transfer of firearms in violation of the National Firearms Act and dealing and manufacturing firearms without a license. 


Driving the news: Court documents state that Saesee sold an undercover agent eight firearms, including five machine guns on four separate occasions. 

  • Saesee sold the undercover agent the firearms despite being told that he could not legally possess firearms. 

What we’re watching: Saesee faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. 

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