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Four plead guilty to illegally running guns from Columbus to Canada

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    Two Columbus residents are among four people who pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to illegally run guns to Canada.

    Jeremy Hearn, 40, and Marcedes Green, 28, were the Columbus players in the scheme. Hearn bought at least 32 guns from at least 12 licensed stores in central Ohio.

    Hearn provided false information on ATF Form 4473, which must be filled out when a gun is bought, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Columbus.

    Green, with money supplied by Hearn, assisted in buying at least six guns, the release said.

    Hearn, along with Jerome Watkins, Jr., 33, of Niagara Falls, New York, and Kristina DeLorenzo, 31, of Lewiston, New York, acted as couriers or assisted in courier activities, regularly traveling between Columbus and Niagara Falls, where the guns were taken across the nearby Canadian border to be resold. The transactions occurred between January and April 2018, according to an investigation by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    Conspiracy to illegally transfer firearms carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. The four defendants will be sentenced later.
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    I'd be interested to know just how much time they get. Betcha it's nowhere near the max of five years, unless they are frequent flyer felons.
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