Skip to comments.Buy Receivers, Assemble Rifles for Shady Characters – Go to Jail
Posted on 12/30/2017 6:08:03 AM PST by marktwain
Gary Busby has been ordered to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons to start a six and a half year sentence on March 8, 2018. He is 65 years old.
He was convicted of one count of dealing in firearms without a license, and four counts of structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements.
The press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas says the firearms charge was for conspiracy to illegally manufacture firearms. The description of the crimes appears to be illegally selling firearms, not manufacturing them.
From justice.gov 8 Dec, 2017:
DALLAS Gary Busby, 65, formerly of Flower Mound, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 78 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to illegally manufacture firearms that were sent to Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
Busby was convicted in March 2017, following a two-week jury trial, on one count of conspiracy to manufacture firearms without a license and four counts of structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements. Judge Lindsay ordered Busby to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on March 6, 2018.
It appears that Busby was selling firearms parts at gun shows when he was approached and asked to act as a straw purchaser for Jose Maria Deleon. Deleon, it appears, had contacts with clients in Mexico. Deleon was said to have contacted Busby and arranged for Busby to purchase a receiver for him.
Then Deleon arranged for Busby to assemble receivers into functional firearms. If that is what happened, assembly is not the same
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More likely it was a sting from the beginning.
How do you tell if somebody is a federal informant? He’ll explore your willingness to violate federal firearms laws.
Doesn’t appear to be. Action started in 2009, Busby was warned by ATF to stop selling firearms or be prosecuted for selling without a license in 2011, I recall.
Busby wasn’t charged until 2016, almost certainly after being dropped a dime on by Deleon.
Didn’t President Zer0 and Eric Holder let arms go to shady characters in Mexico too? What’s the difference? When does their prison sentence start?
To continue doing what this guy did after his nice BATFE visit... bizarre. Just how hard does someone have to be hit with the proverbial 2x4?
Looks like he was making lots of money.
Probably would have got away with it if Deleon had not testified against him.
He has been living in a very nice neighborhood in Ruidoso, NM, on Willie Horton Dr. Willie Horton was the famous murderer and rapist from Massachusetts.
Is this post patriot act law?
That is Willie Horton Drive, not Dr. Willie Horton!
When you're the “big dog(s)” you can do what ever the hell you want, "mongrels" not so much.
It should never be ANYONE but the bank’s responsibility to report large cash transactions.
As with civil forfeiture apart from any actual conviction (and then limited only to specific fines as defined by law) these things need to be done away with.
So he laundered money by buying federal postal money orders?
Why. He was obviously paid cash. A nice floor safe concreted in.
Expensive homes on Willie Horton drive? Yeah....sounds like a Bush 41 fan, builder of McMansions.
The biggest drawback of entering into a life of crime is that your business associates are very untrustworthy.
I know that New Mexico has plenty of artsy-fartsy leftards, but “Willie Horton Drive?” That is pure klass.
Sounds like he was competing with Eric Holder in arming Mexican drug gangs, and DoJ didn’t like the competition.
But I don’t have much sympathy for folks that break the law chasing money.
Meanwhile, Eric “The Red” Holder, architect of “FAST & FURIOUS”, walks among us, a free man.
I remember a similar thing happening many many years ago in So California and quickly hushed up.
The FEDs raided an unlicensed manufacturing concern in California that was churning out “clean” sub machine guns for sale in South America.
According to rumors at the time the web of intrigue allowing the illegal manufacturing of these extended clear to Johnson’s White House.
You probably did not hear about it as this raid took place about the same week as Bobby Kennedy was murdered.
Wonder how many others are turning out illegal weapons like the Norse did in WW II.
I can’t feel sorry for the guy. If he didn’t know what he was doing he isn’t smart enough to play with firearms to begin with.
Yeah, to me that’s the really stupid part. Why not just fill a safe up with cash and make small deposits once in awhile?
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.
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