Four Long Island residents were charged with a total of 125 counts after authorities took down a large-scale gun trafficking operation that was responsible for illegally selling 32 firearms.
Authorities nabbed the four men in an investigation called Operation Silence of the Lamm, named after one of the accused. They allegedly sold illegal weapons and ammunition to undercover agents while under electronic surveillance.
The four people arrested in the gun trafficking scheme were James McNulty, 33, Harold Lamm, 36, Carl Singer, 89, and Scotbert Green. They were accused of illegally selling revolvers, semiautomatic pistols, assault weapons, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices across Long Island. It is illegal to possess assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices in New York.
The men were charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal sale of a firearm and fourth-degree conspiracy for their alleged participation in the gun trafficking ring. Lamm, Green and McNulty also face the additional charge of first-degree criminal sale of a firearm which carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years. Singer could be sentenced to a maximum of 15 years.
There is also a separate 28-count indictment against McNulty for selling another seven firearms and ammunition to an undercover officer. He faces an additional five years behind bars if convicted.
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