Kauai postal worker pleads guilty in firearms case

Troy Hamura
Troy Hamura

HONOLULU (AP) - A Kauai postal worker has pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges.

Troy Hamura was arrested in July after an unregistered fully automatic machine gun and 18 other firearms were taken from his Lihue home. Agents also seized 30 registered firearms and more than 23,000 rounds of ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Hino says Hamura pleaded guilty Monday to illegal possession of a machine gun and making a false statement in connection with the purchase of a firearm.

Prosecutors say Hamura used the postal service to intercept a rifle he ordered from a Florida gun dealer, using someone else's federal firearms license without permission.

Hamura faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Defense attorney Keith Shigetomi notes Hamura didn't use the firearms improperly.

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