|For Immediate Release
May 26th, 2004
Deputy District Attorney
LAGUNA NIGUEL RESIDENT CHARGED IN THE LARGEST SEIZURE OF ILLEGAL ASSAULT WEAPONS IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY
Santa Ana – In the largest assault weapons seizure in California history, Andy Sun, 48, of Laguna Niguel, has been charged with 55 felony counts for possession and sale of illegal assault weapons. Sun is charged with 10 counts of possessing an assault weapon for sale, 33 counts of possessing an illegal unregistered assault weapon, 10 counts of possessing high-capacity magazines for sale, and two counts of child endangerment. If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of more than 57 years in state prison.
Sun was indicted on Monday, May 24, 2004, by the Orange County Grand Jury and was arrested the following night May 25, 2004, by the Department of Justice – Firearms Division. Sun is the owner of Defense Technology in Lake Forest where 507 illegal assault weapons and over 23,000 high-capacity magazines, for the assault weapons, were found. Many of the weapons were concealed in wooden shipping crates that had been mislabeled as “airplane parts” and “fuel pumps” and had been shipped from Taiwan. Sun is accused of selling the weapons and magazines over the internet.
Deputy District Attorney Paul Chrisopoulos has been assigned to the case. Sun is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday, May 27, 2004, at 9AM in department C5, Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center Drive W., Santa Ana, CA 92701.