Former Columbus Mayor Gets 51 Months

NewsNM note (Spence) How ironic that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder obstructs justice by refusing to comply with subpoenas and submitting false statements during the Fast and Furious investigation....while his underlings successfully prosecute arms smugglers for also shipping guns to Mexico? KOAT - LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The former mayor of the New Mexico border town of Columbus has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a gun smuggling ring that prosecutors say shipped nearly 200 guns to Mexican drug cartels.
U.S. District Judge Robert Brack in Las Cruces on Thursday sentenced 52-year-old Eddie Espinoza to 51 months in federal prison. Espinoza, former Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega and former town trustee Blas Gutierrez were among a dozen defendants who have pleaded guilty in the case. Read full story here: News New Mexico


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