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Man Sentenced For Illegal Weapons Sales in NJ

Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally selling firearms and ammunition on multiple occasions in New Jersey.

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Eduardo Velasquez of Reading will also have to serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed under the sentence imposed Tuesday. The 63-year-old Velasquez had pleaded guilty to a complaint charging him with one count of illegally dealing in firearms.

Velasquez admitted traveling from Pennsylvania to Jersey City on five separate occasions over a three-month period in 2012 for the purpose of selling firearms. He sold 11 firearms overall to a New Jersey resident for more than $9,000.

Velasquez also sold multiple high-capacity magazines and more than 80 rounds of ammunition, including several hollow-point bullets.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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