LAS VEGAS (WR) — Federal prosecutors says a Las Vegas man may face jail time after pleading responsible to creating a straw buy of 10 semiautomatic rifles.
The U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for Nevada says Ethan Erhardt, 37, pleaded responsible Friday and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 13 by U.S. District Choose James C. Mahan in reference to the February 2019 buy.
In response to the workplace, Erhardt falsely said on a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives kind that he was the precise purchaser of the weapons, although he knew he would flip them over to a different one that offered $80,000 for the acquisition.
The workplace mentioned the case stemmed from an ATF investigation and is a part of an initiative to cut back gun violence and implement federal firearms legal guidelines.
In response to the workplace, the utmost penalty for unlawful acquisition of a firearm is 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fantastic. However the choose will resolve Erhardt’s sentence based mostly on advisory sentencing pointers and different elements, the workplace mentioned.