Jury in Vegas gets Navy Seal weapons smuggling case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Las Vegas (AP) -- A federal jury in Las Vegas is set to decide
the fate of active-duty Navy Seal facing charges that he smuggled
machine guns from Iraq and Afghanistan and conspired with others to
sell weapons and explosives in the United States. The jury begins deliberating Thursday, a day after petty officer Nicholas Bickle sat during closing arguments in his Navy uniform while his attorney, James Pokorny, said he should be acquitted. Bickle didn't testify during the 2 1/2 week trial, and Pokorny says prosecutors failed to prove their case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip N. Smith Jr. showed the jury AK-47 and M92 machine guns, a sniper rifle and other weapons that Bickle is accused of dealing. Smith asked for the conviction of the 34-year-old Bickle on 15 conspiracy, weapons and explosives charges.


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  • by Holder on Oct 9, 2011 at 08:07 AM
    Fast and Furious was a huge Federal government gunrunning operation that has killed many. Look into that
  • by TheTruth Location: Grand Valley on Oct 6, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    What you can buy and legally own in Iraq and Afganistan will send you to jail in the US where there is a constitutional amendment allowing you bear arms.
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