Man Gets Nearly 5 Years in Prison for Botched U.S. Gun-Running Sting
Jaime Avila Jr., 25, was one of 20 defendants charged with purchasing Kalashnikov-type assault weapons and Barrett sniper rifles for Mexican drug cartels.
On Wednesday, Avila was sentenced to 57 months, the maximum penalty recommended by prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
In April, Avila pleaded guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy and engaging in firearms dealing without a license.
He was not charged in the December 2010 death of agent Brian Terry, who was killed near the Arizona-Mexico border in what authorities said was a shoot-out with illegal immigrants.
It was not clear if the two weapons Avila purchased fired the fatal bullets.
The article goes on to include reuters take on Fast & Furious. I’m not supporting that opinion, just used their link to show the much needed conviction.