Roberts Law Group PLLC

North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys

Hablamos Español • Credit Cards Accepted Visa | MasterCard | American Express | Discover Network
Download Our App Now
Android App on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

Former North Carolina Marine To Be Sentenced in Federal Court

A former Marine from North Carolina will be in federal court for sentencing after pleading guilty to exporting firearms without a license and traveling in foreign commerce to deal in firearms without a license. The federal charges for gun smuggling stem from an incident last year.

The man allegedly attempted to smuggle 63 pistols into the United Kingdom last year by transporting them in his luggage. Law enforcement authorities say that the North Carolina man disassembled the weapons to make them look like engineering samples, rather than lethal weapons. The illegal weapons were discovered in his stow away luggage

The man is a former Marine. His sentencing is scheduled for today in federal court in Greenville, N.C. He could receive a sentence up to 30 years in prison.

The case is particularly troubling for UK and US law enforcement authorities. Residents and even law enforcement officers in the UK are not regularly armed. The influx of lethal weapons from the US could pose a serious threat to the safety of people and officers in the country.

Source: Washington Post, "North Carolina man to face sentencing in federal court on charges of smuggling guns to the UK," 1/10/2012

Take The Next Step. Start Your Free Consultation Today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Follow us on Twitter