facebook
twitter
search
search

Fast and furious suspects sentenced

Nov. 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

PHOENIX, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Prison sentences have been handed to two more suspects involved in the Fast and Furious gun-walking case, U.S. prosecutors in California said.

Sean Christopher Steward was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison and Jacob Anthony Montelongo drew a sentence of 41 months, KNXV-TV, Phoenix, reported Tuesday.

The U.S. attorney's office said both men pleaded guilty.

"Steward and Montelongo were two of the most prolific straw purchasers in the Phoenix-based firearms trafficking conspiracy," prosecutors said.

Steward admitted to conspiring to illegally obtain AK-47 rifles on behalf of others and making false statements during the process.

Prosecutors said he participated in the delivery of weapons to Mexican drug-traffickers.

Montelongo pleaded guilty to conspiracy, making false statements and smuggling goods from the United States.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts