(FOX) – The star of the reality TV show “American Guns” faces up to 15 years in prison after his conviction last week on firearms and tax evasion charges.
Richard Wyatt, 53, ran a Denver-area gun shop called Gunsmoke that was the setting for the Discovery Channel show for two seasons in 2011 and 2012.
He was found guilty Friday of selling guns without a license and failing to disclose $1.1 million in income to the IRS after a trial in Denver Federal Court, The Denver Post reports.
Marshals took Wyatt into custody right after the jury announced its verdict.
Wyatt lost his federal firearms license in 2009, the paper reported.
Knew there had to be something fishy about this guy.
No one is that happy all the time, even when you own a gun store.
Word to wise:
If you own a gun store or manufacturer and are approached by the Discovery channel, just say NO.
Wyatt won’t be the first owner of a gun manufacture that’s been nabbed by ATF after appearing on TV.
There is a clear theme going on with gun based shows in Discovery.
If you don’t remember American Guns, you can check out season 1 episode 1 here: