Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013 --- 7:47 p.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee man convicted of selling over two dozen guns to undercover ATF agents has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1a0pzCY ) 26-year-old Brandon Gladney was sentenced Friday. Court records show he likely made thousands of dollars by selling the guns, some of which came from retail stores or private Internet sellers.
Gladney was convicted in a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives sting called Operation Fearless. It was an undercover gun- and drug-buying sting run out of a storefront in Milwaukee.
The operation had many problems. Among them, agents paid high prices, which encouraged people to buy guns from stores resell them at a profit.
Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel says the operation's goal was "to get guns off the street."
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