NEWARK, N.J. – Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man has admitted that he tried to sell firearms believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family.
David Philip Ryan pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to transport stolen firearms. The 50-year-old Miami man faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced June 22.
Seven guns with an estimated value of $250,000 to $350,000 were seized in December 2012. Among the firearms were a .357 semi-automatic pistol featuring a gold medallion "QS." That's presumed to indicate the late Iraqi president's son, Qusay.
Other guns included two .357 Magnums, a .32-caliber semi-automatic pistol, two 12-gauge shotguns and a semi-automatic, .45-caliber pistol with gold leaf and gold inlays and bearing the initials "QS."