Ex-Tyngsborough cop pleads guilty to federal firearms and bank fraud charges

Crime

A former Tyngsborough police officer who owned a gun shop in the town that illegally manufactured guns has pleaded guilty to federal charges of firearms and bank fraud, officials said Friday.

Daniel Whitman, 37, of Salisbury, has been charged with multiple counts of violating the National Firearms Act and banking laws related to his running a gun shop with a Chinese national, Bin Lu, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement Friday.

Whitman appeared in US District Court in Boston on Thursday. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2023, the statement said.

Lu, of Westford, pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm in June 2021, the statement said. His sentencing is scheduled for December 13.

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