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More Gun Problems for Arenas

California firm sues Wizards guard for gun fees



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    Arenas arrives at court March 26 to receive his sentence.

    Gilbert Arenas has more gun problems.

    The Washington Wizards guard already is living in a Montgomery County, Md., halfway house as part of his sentence for a gun possession conviction.

    Now a lawsuit claims he owes a Beverly Hills company more than $70,000 for storing guns he bought and never picked up. Tactical Operations sued Arenas last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica. The firm claims it obtained five Beretta pistols with silencers for Arenas in 2006.

    Arenas bought the guns but refused to pick them up from the company, the suit says. The firm is selling the weapons, but Arenas owes storage fees and interest, attorney Burton Jacobson said.

    Arenas's attorney, Ken Wainstein, didn't immediately return a call from the Associated Press Friday.

    Arenas pleaded guilty in January to possessing a gun with a license.  The felony charge came after an incident in which he brought guns into the Washington Wizards locker room.

    In addition to his 30 days in a halfway house, Arenas was ordered to perform 400 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine. He also will be on probation for two years.

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    (Published Monday, April 5, 2010)