- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A former Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy is facing a retrial on gun-dealing charges.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1Q2TYLo) the case against 34-year-old Ryan McGowan went to trial Monday before U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley. He is charged with conspiracy to circumvent federal firearms laws to run a weapons bazaar.

In 2012, officials investigating the Sheriff’s Department and the Sacramento and Roseville police departments found that officers had been making thousands of dollars from an illegal gun-dealing operation.

McGowan was convicted of two state felony charges, providing a large-capacity ammunition clip to a federal undercover agent and possession of an illegal shotgun.

The first federal trial in the case was declared a mistrial after the jury couldn’t reach a verdict.

McGowan now faces a jury trial expected to last two to three weeks.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com



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