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Fast and furious suspects sentenced

Nov. 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM   |   Comments

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.

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