Ex-courthouse worker pleads guilty to selling guns to felons

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A Jefferson City man who supervised workers at the federal courthouse in Jefferson City has admitted selling firearms to convicted felons.

Forty-year-old Victor Nahum Vargas pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of knowingly selling firearms to convicted felons and one count of making false statements.

Vargas admitted he sold five firearms to someone he knew was a convicted felon in April 2018. He says he then sold 11 firearms to another convicted felon the next month. To acquire 10 of those 11 guns, he said he was buying the firearms when he was acquiring the guns for another person.

Vargas admitted that he knew both people he sold the guns to were not allowed to have firearms because they were convicted felons.

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