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Buy Receivers, Assemble Rifles for Shady Characters Go to Jail
Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 12/30/2017 6:08:03 AM PST by marktwain

Gary Busby has been ordered to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons to start a six and a half year sentence on March 8, 2018. He is 65 years old.

He was convicted of one count of dealing in firearms without a license, and four counts of structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements.

The press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas says the firearms charge was for conspiracy to illegally manufacture firearms.  The description of the crimes appears to be illegally selling firearms, not manufacturing them.

From justice.gov 8 Dec, 2017:

DALLAS — Gary Busby, 65, formerly of Flower Mound, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 78 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to illegally manufacture firearms that were sent to Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Busby was convicted in March 2017, following a two-week jury trial, on one count of conspiracy to manufacture firearms without a license and four counts of structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements. Judge Lindsay ordered Busby to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on March 6, 2018.

It appears that Busby was selling firearms parts at gun shows when he was approached and asked to act as a straw purchaser for Jose Maria Deleon. Deleon, it appears, had contacts with clients in Mexico. Deleon was said to have contacted Busby and arranged for Busby to purchase a receiver for him.

Then Deleon arranged for Busby to assemble receivers into functional firearms. If that is what happened, assembly is not the same

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; mexico; tx
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It appears Gary Busby ignored warnings, and was eventually ratted out.
1 posted on 12/30/2017 6:08:03 AM PST by marktwain
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More likely it was a sting from the beginning.

How do you tell if somebody is a federal informant? He’ll explore your willingness to violate federal firearms laws.


2 posted on 12/30/2017 6:15:31 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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Doesn’t appear to be. Action started in 2009, Busby was warned by ATF to stop selling firearms or be prosecuted for selling without a license in 2011, I recall.

Busby wasn’t charged until 2016, almost certainly after being dropped a dime on by Deleon.


3 posted on 12/30/2017 6:24:52 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Didn’t President Zer0 and Eric Holder let arms go to shady characters in Mexico too? What’s the difference? When does their prison sentence start?


4 posted on 12/30/2017 6:28:00 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To continue doing what this guy did after his nice BATFE visit... bizarre. Just how hard does someone have to be hit with the proverbial 2x4?


5 posted on 12/30/2017 6:30:10 AM PST by niteowl77
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Looks like he was making lots of money.

Probably would have got away with it if Deleon had not testified against him.

He has been living in a very nice neighborhood in Ruidoso, NM, on Willie Horton Dr. Willie Horton was the famous murderer and rapist from Massachusetts.


6 posted on 12/30/2017 6:38:33 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Is this post patriot act law?


7 posted on 12/30/2017 6:38:37 AM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancakes, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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That is Willie Horton Drive, not Dr. Willie Horton!


8 posted on 12/30/2017 6:39:29 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Sasparilla
“Didn’t President Zer0 and Eric Holder let arms go to shady characters in Mexico too? What’s the difference?”....

When you're the “big dog(s)” you can do what ever the hell you want, "mongrels" not so much.

9 posted on 12/30/2017 6:41:03 AM PST by DaveA37
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It should never be ANYONE but the bank’s responsibility to report large cash transactions.

As with civil forfeiture apart from any actual conviction (and then limited only to specific fines as defined by law) these things need to be done away with.


10 posted on 12/30/2017 6:42:14 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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So he “laundered “ money by buying federal postal money orders?

Why. He was obviously paid cash. A nice floor safe concreted in.


11 posted on 12/30/2017 6:49:15 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Expensive homes on “Willie Horton drive”? Yeah....sounds like a Bush 41 fan, builder of McMansions.


12 posted on 12/30/2017 6:54:18 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: marktwain

The biggest drawback of entering into a life of crime is that your business associates are very untrustworthy.


13 posted on 12/30/2017 7:01:53 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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I know that New Mexico has plenty of artsy-fartsy leftards, but “Willie Horton Drive?” That is pure klass.


14 posted on 12/30/2017 7:02:33 AM PST by niteowl77
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Sounds like he was competing with Eric Holder in arming Mexican drug gangs, and DoJ didn’t like the competition.

But I don’t have much sympathy for folks that break the law chasing money.


15 posted on 12/30/2017 7:21:54 AM PST by PAR35
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Meanwhile, Eric “The Red” Holder, architect of “FAST & FURIOUS”, walks among us, a free man.


16 posted on 12/30/2017 7:26:55 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: marktwain

I remember a similar thing happening many many years ago in So California and quickly hushed up.
The FEDs raided an unlicensed manufacturing concern in California that was churning out “clean” sub machine guns for sale in South America.
According to rumors at the time the web of intrigue allowing the illegal manufacturing of these extended clear to Johnson’s White House.
You probably did not hear about it as this raid took place about the same week as Bobby Kennedy was murdered.
Wonder how many others are turning out illegal weapons like the Norse did in WW II.


17 posted on 12/30/2017 7:40:12 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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I can’t feel sorry for the guy. If he didn’t know what he was doing he isn’t smart enough to play with firearms to begin with.


18 posted on 12/30/2017 7:51:13 AM PST by M1078
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Yeah, to me that’s the really stupid part. Why not just fill a safe up with cash and make small deposits once in awhile?


19 posted on 12/30/2017 8:00:16 AM PST by sheana
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To: M1078

If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.


20 posted on 12/30/2017 8:05:25 AM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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