- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California man is facing federal firearms and explosives charges after authorities say he sold undercover agents rifles, improvised detonation devices and other items during a 2-month undercover operation.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1o3xaMI) that 29-year-old James Malcolm, of Carmichael, appeared in court on Monday. He was arrested a day earlier and faces charges including unlawful dealing in firearms. He is due back in court on Wednesday.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, undercover agents met with Malcolm several times following a tip from an informant. Authorities say the agents paid Malcolm thousands of dollars for four AR-15 rifles, ammunition, explosives, a silencer, three improvised detonation devices and equipment to convert handguns and semi-automatic pistols to fully automatic weapons.

A call to Malcom’s public defender, David Porter, on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

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

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