Prosecutors say Missouri man sold firearms to felon
May. 14, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who supervises custodians at the federal courthouse in Jefferson City is facing charges of illegally selling firearms to felons.
Federal prosecutors announced Monday that 40-year-old Victor Nahum Vargas, of Jefferson City, was charged in a complaint with selling 11 firearms to a felon.
Vargas was indicted Saturday and remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing.
Information in an affidavit supporting the complaint indicates Vargas sold the 11 firearms for $8,100 to a man he knew to be a convicted felon. The man was working as a confidential source for law enforcement.
Prosecutors say Vargas was arrested immediately after law enforcement observed the transaction and all the weapons were recovered.