CAMDEN, NJ – A Gloucester County, New Jersey man with five prior felony convictions today admitted to illegally possessing and conspiring to sell multiple firearms, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
Dylan Ianncelli, 28, of Pitman, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in federal court in Camden to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to make misrepresentation to obtain firearms and to illegally engage in the business of firearms trafficking, as well as one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Ianncelli and his conspirator, Jessy Hill, agreed to buy guns in Georgia and transport them for resale in New Jersey. On August 12, 2021, Hill purchased 11 firearms from an authorized dealer in Georgia. Hill falsely stated at the time of purchase that she was the actual purchaser/transferee of the firearms even though she was purchasing the firearms for others. Ianncelli and Hill drove a car containing the guns from Georgia to Mantua, New Jersey, where the car was stopped by law enforcement officers the next morning. Officers recovered from the car the 11 firearms purchased by Hill the day before, along with ammunition and a 12and gun with a defaced serial number that Hill purchased a week earlier.
The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm carries a potential maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison. The conspiracy charge carries a potential maximum sentence of up to five years in prison. Each count carries a maximum fine of $250,000. Judgment is scheduled for July 12, 2022.
Hill is charged by complaint with the same conspiracy. The charges and allegations contained in the Complaint are charges only and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents and task force officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Newark Field Division, under Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Matthews, with the investigation that led to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked the New Jersey State Police, the Mantua Township Police Department and the Gloucester County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Bender of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.