- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The father of the former owner of a Hobbs gun shop has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal firearm laws.

Prosecutors say 61-year-old Carlos Carlon Cruz was sentenced Wednesday in Las Cruces.

He’s an ex-employee of Hobbs Satellite Company Guns and Ammo.

His wife was sentenced last week to three years of supervised release for her conviction on firearms charges and the couple’s son was sentenced in February to 366 days in federal prison.

All three were indicted in June 2013.

Prosecutors say the three defendants made false statements in connection with the sale of firearms to a person buying weapons for others.

Under terms of their plea agreements, the three must forfeit about 165 firearms, six silencers and more than 25,000 rounds of ammunition.


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