Sunday, June 10, 2012
AZMEX EXTRA 7-6-12
AZMEX EXTRA 7 JUN 2012
Note: still wonder whatever happened to the 10 yr. sentences
Jury convicts Houston woman of gun straw purchasing
June 07, 2012 8:38 PM
McALLEN — Jurors convicted a Houston woman Thursday afternoon in a gun straw purchasing case.
Nayely Ruby Herrera, 21, was convicted after two hours of testimony and about 30 minutes of jury deliberation Thursday in U.S. District Court in McAllen.
Prosecutors said Herrera had purchased three AK-47 assault rifles in February and eight more AK-47 assault rifles in April.
All the firearms Herrera purchased came from Erick Ford Kruger, owner of The Armory, a federally licensed firearms dealer in McAllen.
Federal agents uncovered the case when four rifles were discovered being transported into Mexico by another person.
Herrera was subsequently interviewed and admitted to buying the guns for another person. In all, she bought 15 AK-47s from The Armory.
U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez set Herrera's sentencing for Aug. 16, when she will face up to five years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.
Herrera was one of eight people named in a superseding indictment returned in March that alleged the straw purchasing ring. One other defendant, Noe Raymond Torres, was sentenced to five years in prison last month after he pleaded guilty in the case.