Saturday, July 28, 2012



Note:  Actual 10 years !   Amazing!  

Gun-buying ring members get 10-, 5-year sentences
July 26, 2012 10:14 PM
Ildefonso Ortiz
The Monitor 

McALLEN — A man convicted of leading a straw purchasing ring that illegally bought more than 134 firearms has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

On Thursday, 26-year-old Felix Torre went before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez, who sentenced him to 120 months in prison for his conviction in the gun purchasing scheme, as well, as for the count of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. Straw purchasing is the practice of buying a firearm for a person who can't legally purchase one. Most of the straw purchases in the area are usually made in order to smuggle the weapons into Mexico.

Also sentenced Thursday was Izaha Saenz, a member of the straw purchasing ring who was sentenced to five years in prison.

Four other members of the ring have already been convicted and sentenced or are awaiting sentencing. 


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