- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Hobbs gun shop owner has been sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for violating firearms laws.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Carlos Jonathan Cruz will be on three years of supervised release after serving his prison term. He was sentenced Wednesday in Las Cruces.

Cruz is the owner of Hobbs Satellite Company Guns & Ammo.

He was indicted in June 2013 for buying firearms on behalf of others, unlawfully selling thousands of rounds of ammunition, possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun and possessing firearms with obliterated serial numbers.

He pleaded guilty to some of the charges in January 2014.

Cruz’s parents also were charged in the case and are awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors say Cruz and his parents must forfeit about 165 firearms, more than 25,000 rounds of ammunition and six silencers.



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