- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former Alabama police chief has been convicted of selling ammunition to a man who was living in the country illegally.

Authorities said in a statement Monday that former Franklin police chief Michael Clements ran a side business selling electronics and more from his home while he worked as police chief.

Prosecutors say the FBI and Auburn Police began investigating Clements after receiving information that he was selling stolen property and firearms.

Prosecutors say a confidential informant bought a stolen laptop from Clements and got video of Clements selling a firearm and ammunition to a Mexican national.

Officials say Clements faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Sentencing is set for April 28.



Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide