It hasn't hit the news yet, but here's an email I got from a buddy of mine a few minutes ago.............
"Laurie and I went down to the Victoria courthouse today and sat in on Lucky’s sentencing hearing.
There was a deal made between the Crown and Lucky’s Defence lawyer and in the end he was sentenced to 2 years Federal time (will be served out at William Head) plus 3 additional years of Probation after that, he received a lifetime prohibition on owning any types of firearms, ammunition, bows or explosives, he was ordered to make full restitution to the 14 people that bought stolen guns from him (both here in BC and out of Province), all of the guns stolen from IO are to be returned to IO for re-sale, PLUS all of Lucky’s legally held collection (ie: the guns he owned that were not stolen from anybody!) are to be given to IO to sell for their benefit to help make up for the depreciation on the guns he stole from them that he fired and are now used and therefore lower in value for resale.
Unfortunately it took them about 2 ˝ hours to explain all of that to the judge before she said “yes” to the pre-arranged agreement and passed that sentencing!
Sentencing was immediate and after about 5 minutes to say a quick goodbye to his family that attended court today they cuffed him and hauled him away for processing and transport to prison.
Done and Done!"
IO refers to the store he worked at and stole from.
Here's the original story.................
"The Saanich gun enthusiast who stole more than a quarter-million-dollars worth of firearms and hunting gear from his employer now faces weapons trafficking charges, after police learned he sold a number of the stolen guns.
More than 159 weapons were recovered last month at the home of Lucky Jhagra, a former employee at Island Outfitters who police allege purchased the items on behalf of the store, then forged transfer papers to add them to his personal collection.
Saanich police this week said several more guns that were taken from Island Outfitters were not recovered at the home, as they had since been sold online.
Sgt. Dean Jantzen says police have tracked six of those weapons to homes in the Capital Region, and are in the process of recovering them. More guns however, were illegally sold to buyers outside of B.C., and recovering those will require the assistance of other law enforcement agencies in Canada.
Though Jantzen said tracking all the stolen items has been a "logistical nightmare" for detectives, as well as B.C.'s Chief Firearms Officers, he says the unusual fact that the employee had registered all the stolen weapons with Canadian Firearms Registry has helped in the investigation.
"Every single one of these (trafficking) charges stems from records obtained through the registry," Jantzen said. Ownership of all the guns sold online was transferred using the proper documentation.
"The stolen items were duly documented and registered, so they are all quite traceable," he said.
The new weapons trafficking charges were approved last Friday, and a warrant for Jhagra's arrest was issued. He turned himself in to Saanich police on Monday, and was expected to appear in court Tuesday.
Among the items sold online were pistols, rifles and shotguns.
Firearms trafficking comes with a mandatory three-year minimum prison sentence, if the suspect is found guilty in court.
Jhagra, 40, now faces four counts of weapons trafficking, and two each of theft over $5,000 and possessing a weapon obtained through an offence."