U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced that a Cumberland County man with a prior felony conviction was sentenced today to 2 years in prison for participating in straw purchases to obtain firearms that he was not permitted to purchase.
According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Darick Nollett, 32, of Heislerville, previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with aiding and abetting the making of a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Nollett was not legally permitted to purchase firearms because of a 2015 felony conviction. In 2018 and 2019, in order to obtain firearms, Nollett caused other individuals to purchase five firearms for him.
These individuals falsely stated on the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) Firearm Transaction that they were the actual buyer/transferee of the firearm when, in fact, Nollett was the actual buyer/transferee.
In 2020, Nollett ordered “fuel filters” from China that he intended to modify and use as firearms silencers.
Law enforcement officers executing a court-authorized search warrant of Nollett’s property in May 2020 recovered more than 30 firearms, as well as ammunition and firearm accessories.
In addition to the prison term, Nollett was sentenced to three years of supervised release and was ordered to forfeit or abandon the firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories recovered from his property.