Ex-San Diego sheriff’s captain pleads responsible to gun gross sales
SAN DIEGO (AP) – A former San Diego County sheriff’s captain has pleaded responsible to promoting “off roster” weapons out there solely to legislation enforcement, based on a newspaper report.
As a part of a plea settlement, Marco Garmo admitted to at least one rely of partaking within the enterprise of dealing firearms with no federal license, the Los Angeles Occasions reported Wednesday. He faces a most of 5 years in jail when sentenced.
The legal conviction targeted on the gun-trafficking cost. However the plea settlement additionally particulars different abuses of energy, together with mendacity to investigators and tipping off a family-connected unlawful marijuana dispensary of an impending raid, the Occasions mentioned.
“This case concerned gorgeous and sustained violations of the general public belief by a high-ranking legislation enforcement officer who bent his public place to his non-public achieve,” Assistant U.S. Legal professional Linda Frakes mentioned in a press release.
Based on the indictment, Garmo oversaw a scheme that took benefit of a provision in state gun legal guidelines that permits legislation enforcement to sometimes resell sure firearms not out there to most of the people.
The scheme concerned Garmo making straw purchases of handguns, rifles and high-capacity magazines that civilians weren’t allowed to buy, then transferring or pretending to mortgage lots of them to buddies or acquaintances, prosecutors mentioned.
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