BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas police officer
has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally selling guns that
wound up in Mexico.
Ramon Martinez, who at the time was a Palm Valley police
officer, would buys guys from dealers and private citizens, often
over the Internet, then sell them for a profit.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, guns found in Mexico
and traced back to Martinez triggered the investigation.
Martinez, 37, faces five years in prison and as much $250,000 in
fines for dealing in firearms without a license. U.S. District
Judge Hilda Tagle set sentencing for Jan. 28.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.