Suburban Chicago man pleads guilty to gun charge

CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing firearms whose serial numbers had been wiped off the weapons.

Steven Riley, Hickory Hills, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Chicago as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors say he sold a 20-gauge shotgun, two rifles and 40 rounds of assorted ammunition to an individual for $2,500 in 2014. The buyer turned out to be a confidential informant working with federal agents.

Riley pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faces a maximum ten-year prison sentence. In the plea deal, Riley acknowledged he also sold other firearms and ammunition to the informant.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall set an April 14 sentencing date.