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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.

His lack of a gun license failed to stop him from negotiating a contract with the Discovery Channel to star in “American Guns,” according to the paper. The contract earned Wyatt about $500,000.

Prosecutors claimed Wyatt kept selling guns without a license in a conspiracy with other gun shops that were licensed.

Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided Gunsmoke in 2015, seizing 583 guns and ammunition, the paper reported.

Wyatt’s lawyer said in 2016 that the ATF's case was politically motivated.

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