By Associated Press - Sunday, April 26, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey man who admitted he illegally possessed several firearms and sold 22 guns without a license has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Anthony “Tone” Gilmore, of Lawnside, will also have to serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison.

Gilmore had pleaded guilty to conspiring to deal firearms without a license and possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. He received a 70-month sentence in U.S. District Court in Camden on Friday.

Prosecutors say Gilmore conspired with four others to sell the guns for profit on several occasions between April 2013 and July 2014. The 22 firearms included handguns, shotguns and an assault rifle.

Gilmore personally sold or participated in the sale of at least seven firearms, including handguns and shotguns, as well as a bullet-proof vest, to a witness cooperating with federal officials.

Prosecutors say Gilmore’s conspirators obtained the firearms in South Carolina and brought them to New Jersey on a weekly basis, at times using trains to transport the guns. On two occasions, Gilmore sold a firearm to the cooperating witness along with ammunition.

All 22 weapons are now in the custody of law enforcement.

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