3 gun-trafficking suspects sentenced for guilty pleas to weapons charges

The Washington Post, 2/21/12

Three Texas men whom federal officials say were linked to a gun used in a U.S. agent’s death in Mexico were sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to weapons charges.

Ranferi Osorio, 28; Kelvin Leon Morrison, 26; and Luis Carbajal, 23, were sentenced for their November guilty pleas. U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay of Dallas sentenced Osorio to 10 years in prison, Morrison to 2½ years in prison, and Carbajal to two years of probation.

Osorio, a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; his 22-year-old brother, Otilio Osorio; and Morrison, their neighbor, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, making false statements to a dealer to acquire a firearm and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Otilio Osorio and four other co-defendants are scheduled to be sentenced next month and in June.

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