Wow that sentence is going to send a strong message to people trafficking in guns and ammo to Mexico....Go ahead and do it,if you get caught you will spend less than a year in prisonA federal judge has sentenced three men who were part of a scheme to buy guns and send them to Mexico.
Angel Zuniga, Jesus Gutierrez and Roel Gonzalez appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Hilda Tagle on Monday afternoon.
The three men were jailed back in December when they were indicted for lying to buy high-weapons at gun stores and pawn shops across the Rio Grande Valley.
Court records show that they turned the guns over to a man only identified as “Tavo," who would take the guns to the real buyers in Mexico.
A plea agreement in Gutierrez's case showed "Tavo" didn't pay in cash but would pay all the expenses every time he and Gutierrez would go party.
Judge Tagle sentence each fo the men to the following prison time
Angel Zuniga, 6 months
Jesus Gutierrez, 7 months
Roel Gonzalez, 6 months
Judge Tagle ordered that all three men to two years probation and substance abuse counseling following their release from prison.
Both Zuniga and Gonzalez were allowed to remain free on bond until their prison assignments are made but Tagle ordered Gutierrez remain in custody.