Minneapolis Straw Gun Buyer Sentenced
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis woman who pleaded guilty to buying guns for a gang member has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Angela Carter, a former Minneapolis school lunch cook, admitted to buying two guns for her boyfriend, 20-year-old Keniko Bland.
At the time, Bland was ineligible to buy guns because he had pending charges in Hennepin County for terroristic threats. The government says Carter provided false information on a federal form when she bought the guns.
Carter and Bland were indicted on federal charges last year, along with three other people, in an alleged conspiracy to provide guns to gang members. Bland has already been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
Two other co-conspirators still await their sentencing.