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Long Island Judge Convicts 2 On Interstate Gun Trafficking Charges

Damian Dovarganes

A Nassau County judge has convicted two gun traffickers who sold assault weapons in the county and in New York City. They were transporting weapons from Pennsylvania into New York.

Two defendants were involved in a trafficking operation to buy assault weapons, pistols, high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James says the same kinds of weapons have devastated communities with gun violence across the county.

A Nassau County Court judge sentenced one defendant to seven-and-a-half years in state prison. The co-defendant will be sentenced at a later date.

Jay Shah is a former Long Island bureau chief at WSHU.