Ex-San Diego sheriff’s captain pleads guilty to gun sales

Ex-San Diego sheriff’s captain pleads guilty to gun sales


SAN DIEGO (AP) – A former San Diego County sheriff’s captain has pleaded guilty to selling “off roster” guns available only to law enforcement, according to a newspaper report.

As part of a plea agreement, Marco Garmo admitted to one count of engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a federal license, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. He faces a maximum of five years in prison when sentenced.

The criminal conviction focused on the gun-trafficking charge. But the plea agreement also details other abuses of power, including lying to investigators and tipping off a family-connected illegal marijuana dispensary of an impending raid, the Times said.

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“This case involved stunning and sustained violations of the public trust by a high-ranking law enforcement officer who bent his public position to his private gain,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda Frakes said in a statement.

According to the indictment, Garmo oversaw a scheme that took advantage of a provision in state gun

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