Mexican national sentenced to 30 years in U.S. 'Fast and Furious' case

TUCSON, Arizona Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:39pm EST

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TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - A Mexican national who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a late-night gunfight near the Arizona border in 2010 was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in federal prison.

Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, 37, was sentenced during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Tucson to 360 months in prison with credit for 38 months served.

The case drew international attention when two AK-47s found at the scene were traced back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives failed "Fast and Furious" gun investigation.

(Reporting by Brad Poole; Writing by Dan Whitcomb)

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jtmkinsd wrote:
Eric Holder should join him.

Feb 10, 2014 10:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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