Former Chandler police officer pleads guilty to firearms charges

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer has pleaded guilty to possessing unregistered firearm silencers.

Federal court documents show former Chandler police officer Steven Bradley Simon pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of possessing silencers without serial numbers that were not registered with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

"I am guilty," Simon wrote in a signed plea agreement dated Tuesday and faces up to 20 years in prison and $500,000 in fines at sentencing in about 90 days.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Travis D. Smith in Oklahoma City declined to comment on the case, including whether Simon was a police officer when he possessed the silencers, saying it remains pending until sentencing.

Simon's attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

The plea agreement also lists numerous weapons that Simon will forfeit to the government, including eight rifles, five handguns and five shotguns.