Gun Charges Against U of M Professor to be Dismissed Under Agreement

January 22, 2018 06:43 PM

The video above aired in August 2016 when KSTP learned the professor was facing charges.

The University of Minnesota professor accused of going on an illegal gun-buying spree last summer has agreed to sell his guns in exchange for the charges eventually being dismissed.


Dr. Massoud Amin is a high-ranking professor, and the director of the university's Technological Leadership Institute.

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Investigators said Amin purchased 14 handguns in seven different stores across the metro in a two-week span over the summer. At the time of the purchases, he was under a felony indictment, accused of forging a financial document in his divorce.

Federal law prohibits people under felony indictments from buying firearms.

According to the agreement the judge accepted Monday morning, Amin will sell all 14 guns he purchased.

The seven gross-misdemeanor weapons charges will be dismissed as long as Amin does not face any other gun charges in the next year. He also must provide proof to the court the weapons were sold.

Amin is also charged with felony aggravated forgery.

"We are pleased that the case is going to be dismissed," said Aaron Thom, one of the attorney's representing Amin. "With respect to Mr. Amin's other case, in which the State has alleged forgery, we will meet and beat those charges in court in April."

A university spokesman said in a statement the school is aware of the latest development.

"Dr. Amin has remained an active member of the University's faculty since charges were first brought to the University's attention in August 2017. We have no further updates at this time."

The forgery case is set to go to trial in April.


Ryan Raiche

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