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TAMPA — A member of a ring that smuggled guns from the Tampa area to the Middle East was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months in federal prison.
The conspirators purchased used cars, hide guns in them and then export the cars overseas, according to court records.
Eyad Farah, 42, a car dealer from Richardson, Texas, pleaded guilty in September to federal conspiracy and gun export crimes, the most serious of which carried up to 20 years in prison.
Last year, Yasser Ahmad Obeid, 20, of St. Petersburg, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for his role in the ring. At the time, Obeid’s lawyer said he was “the tip of the iceberg.”
originally posted by: RomeByFire
a reply to: AmericanRealist
Why are a few of these guys only getting a few years?
People are in prison longer for having cannabis.
Smuggling guns is more acceptable in the eyes of the law I suppose.
originally posted by: JHumm
Seems pretty light to me, in some states, if you answer a question incorrectly on a firearm application they want to give you up to five years in prison. But getting caught exporting, and only get three years makes it look like something else is going on.