2 accused in Fast and Furious case to change plea
Associated Press |
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:01 am
Two people accused of participating in a gun smuggling ring are
expected to change their pleas in the federal government's botched
investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.
Jose Angel Polanco and Dejan Hercegovac are scheduled to change their
pleas Monday in Phoenix.
Authorities say the two were members of a ring that smuggled guns
into Mexico for use by a drug cartel.
Two rifles bought by another ring member were found in the aftermath
of a 2010 shootout that mortally wounded a Border Patrol agent in
The man who bought the two guns has pleaded guilty to gun charges.
Authorities have faced criticism for allowing suspected straw gun
buyers to walk away from gun shops with weapons, rather than arrest
the suspects and seize the guns there.
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