US-based Indian jailed for firearms dealing without license
A 21-year old Indian man based in the US has been sentenced to 15-months in prison by a US court for dealing firearms without a license.
Sharma Sukdeo was indicted in March last year on one count of dealing firearms without a license and plead guilty in December.
Senior United States District Judge Lawrence Kahn also imposed a USD 3,000 fine and a 2-year term of supervised release, to begin after Sukdeo's release from prison.
According to the plea agreement, between September and October 2014, Sukdeo sold three firearms and ammunition to a person working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Each sale was completed at a convenience store in Schenectady here.
As part of his plea agreement, Sukdeo admitted that he sold these firearms for profit and that he made the sales despite not being licensed to do so by the federal government or any state.