Friday, July 27, 2012



Note:  after Nov. elections?

Sentencing reset for man in Fast and Furious case
By Associated Press
Originally published: Jul 27, 2012 - 10:53 am  

PHOENIX -- A judge has reset the sentencing date for a man convicted of participating in a gun smuggling ring that was being monitored in the government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

U.S. District James Teilborg reset Joshua David Moore's sentencing for Sept. 26.

Moore had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and dealing guns without a license and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Moore bought 141 guns as a straw purchaser for the ring.

So far, 11 people in what the government said was a 20-member smuggling ring have pleaded guilty.

Federal 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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