Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a sawed-off shotgun hidden behind a wall.
According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents searched Fausto’s residence on January 2, 2017 while executing a search warrant for another individual.
During the search, they found a sheetrock panel leaning against a wall in the master bedroom closet. Behind the panel, agents could see the end of a shotgun and discovered it was a loaded sawed-off 12-gauge Mossberg pump shotgun.
Fausto was previously convicted of a felony and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Fausto faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set a January 5, 2018 sentencing date.