Two Men Sentenced For Buying Assault Rifles and Ammunition

Two Men Sentenced For Buying Assault Rifles and Ammunition
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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

MCALLEN- Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for straw purchasing assault rifles and ammunition ultimately bound for Mexico. According to the Department of Justice, Isaac Cervantes-Sanchez, 29, of McAllen, Texas, and Leonel Richard Soto, 20, a United States citizen residing in Tamaulipias, Mexico were sentenced Thursday.

Cervantes-Sanchez sentenced was a total of 46 months in federal prison to be followed by a three-year-term of supervised release for the illegal exportation of munitions conviction. United States District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Soto to 24 months incarceration to be followed by three-year-term of supervised release for lying to buy two AK-47’s for Cervantes-Sanchez. Both men pleaded guilty to the offenses of conviction in December 2010.

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