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Federal prosecutors: Jersey City man gets 10-year prison sentence for illegal weapons sales


NEWARK, New Jersey — Federal prosecutors say a Jersey City man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for selling numerous firearms to a confidential informant.

Bernardo Guzman will also have to serve three years of supervised release under the sentence imposed Tuesday. The 26-year-old Jersey City man had pleaded guilty to possessing firearms while being a previously convicted felon.

Guzman admitted meeting an individual in the parking lot of a Fort Lee grocery store in November 2013 to illegally sell three handguns. Guzman also admitted that from June 2013 through February 2014, he sold roughly 33 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition to a confidential informant.

The firearms sold by Guzman consisted of semiautomatic weapons, sawed-off shotguns, assault-style rifles and firearms with high-capacity magazines. Some had obliterated serial numbers.

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