Jail Time for Illegal Gun Entrepreneur

Three-year sentence plus probation

By Michelle Tetu
|  Friday, Jan 8, 2010  |  Updated 6:32 PM EDT
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Jail Time for Illegal Gun Entrepreneur

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John M. Walker, illegal gun entrepreneur, learned his fate in court today. 

He'll spend the next thirty-six months in jail for his home-based black market gun business. Police said he's been cooperative about the whole incident. 

Walker pled guilty in September to possessing 19 guns that he had converted into high-powered weapons. Police say he would upgrade the guns from semi-automatic to fully automatic, then scratch off the serial numbers.

Walker was busted when he tried to sell two Uzis to an undercover ATF agent during a sting operation. The going price was $2,000 each. 

When the feds raided his house in Alexandria, Va., they seized seventy-five guns.

When Walker gets out of jail, he'll need to stay out of trouble during his next three-years of supervised release.

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