Monday, August 31, 2020

FORMER KANSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT CAPTAIN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGALLY SELLING GUNS TO FELONS!!!



We've been following the case for a couple of years and now the tragic story of a former front line worker contributing the quotient of violence in this town has concluded.

Remember . . .



PROSECUTORS ALLEGED THAT GUNS THE FORMER KCFD CAPTAIN SOLD WERE USED IN A MURDER & LOCAL CRIME SPREE!!!

This is exceptionally relevant given the historic spate of homicide that we're currently enduring . . .



Here's the word, just released . . .

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Former KC Fire Captain Pleads Guilty To Illegally Selling Firearms to Felons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges related to illegally selling 77 firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons.

“Our gun laws exist to make it hard for violent criminals to obtain the tools of their trade,” Garrison said. “Felons, illegal aliens, domestic abusers, drug users, and other prohibited persons cannot purchase or possess firearms — unless someone breaks the law to put guns in their hands. These criminals may not pull the trigger, but they profit by making violent crime possible in our neighborhoods.”

James Samuels, 54, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to one count of conspiracy to make false statements during the purchase of firearms, one count of engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license, four counts of selling firearms and ammunition to persons prohibited by law from possessing them, and one count of possessing an unregistered firearm. Samuels, who has been in federal custody without bond since his arrest on Oct. 4, 2018, remains in federal custody until his sentencing hearing, which has not yet been scheduled.

By pleading guilty today, Samuels admitted that he purchased 77 firearms from November 2013 to August 2018. Of those 77 firearms, 57 were Jimenez pistols. Samuels transferred 47 of those 77 firearms to third parties (including 43 Jimenez pistols). During this time, Samuels was not a licensed dealer of firearms.

Samuels also admitted that 10 to 20 of those firearms were sold to persons who were forbidden by law from possessing them. Samuels bought the firearms at a low price and sold them for a $40 to $50 profit.

Samuels conspired with others to make false statements to federally licensed firearms dealers by misrepresenting the identity of the actual buyer of firearms. Samuels purchased firearms then transferred ownership to another person, who later reported the firearms had been stolen.

Samuels was arrested on Oct. 4, 2018, following an undercover operation in which he sold an Armscor of the Philippines .38-caliber revolver to a confidential informant whom he knew to be a felon. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Samuels’s residence the same day and seized 28 firearms (including 22 handguns, five rifles and one shotgun). Among the firearms seized was a Glock .40-caliber pistol with a TAC Isran GLR 440 stock installed, which was not registered to Samuels, and a Colt .45-caliber pistol, which had been reported stolen. In addition to the firearms, officers seized approximately 12,000 rounds of assorted ammunition, as well as firearm parts and accessories.

The Oct. 4, 2018, transaction is one of four instances cited in today’s plea agreement in which the same confidential informant, whom Samuels knew was a felon and thus prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition, purchased a firearm and ammunition from Samuels. In each of those four instances, Samuels accompanied the confidential informant and an undercover federal agent to a licensed firearms dealer, where the undercover agent completed the paperwork for the straw purchase of the firearm on behalf of the confidential informant. In each instance, the straw purchase was at the direction of Samuels.

Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Samuels acknowledges that he has the ability to pay a fine and agrees that $11,282 seized by law enforcement officers during the execution of the search warrant at his residence will be applied to any fine imposed by the court.

Under federal statutes, Samuels is subject to a sentence of up to 60 years in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad K. Kavanaugh. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.
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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

60 years is a long time. Probably deserves more.

Anonymous said...

What?! Prosecuted?! He was just doing a Fast & Furious like his hero, Barry. So, when does he get his Nobel peace prize?

Anonymous said...

^^ You know it . They follow the Head of State POS off the cliff. Where is BLM for a statement ? Weird

Anonymous said...

Petersucker will give him probation like she does with all the murderous blacks so.....

Anonymous said...

Petersucker can’t protect him. This is federal court. The liberal fag judges can’t protect him either. He’s going to prison, hopefully for a very long time.

Anonymous said...


BLM LOL

Anonymous said...

This is how guns get into criminals hand, it happens all the time. Good guys with guns sell them to bad guys.

Anonymous said...

All those cool high powered guns the cops and citizens have, criminals have them too and they don't have to steal them. Just buy em from your local gun hoarder.

Anonymous said...

is he going to talk to cut a deal?

Kohl said...

Such a small amount of money to throw your life away for. Greed is a disease.

Anonymous said...

While their at it..round up city attorney Anthony Bush he is so allegedly dang busted along with fellow alleged pardner in crime ...

city attorney Douglas McMillan allegedly hijacking cash sent to BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD 3RD PARTY WORKMANS COMP FUND FOR INJURED CITY employees.

ALLEGED MoRe MONEY BEING SENT OVER to pay out claimants than GOING TO INJURED WORKERS.

Split allegedly between city attorneys and certain attorneys handling workmanship compensation cases for injured WORKERS...

Commerce bank allegedly hiding disappearing accounts opened by city attorneys just long enough to pass off fat a award checks then accounts closed asap....

Billion dollar city budget...



Quinton Lucas best quit hanging out with blms. And audit Bush ALLEGED money & records skimming operation..

sly James let this slide...

Anthony BUSH or bernie madoff whose allegedly worse????

Anonymous said...

The average Fire Captain salary in Kansas City, MO is $72,124 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $68,627 and $88,752.

Anonymous said...


Democrat greedy Firefighters Union slobs be scammin'

Anonymous said...

Another black hero.

Anonymous said...

This great black role model is going to the Hole, for a long time. Looks like a heavier Eric Holder.

Anonymous said...

Glorified water department employee.

Anonymous said...

I swear I saw this rotten bastard in the KC Zoo.

Anonymous said...

Not smart enough to have the guns "stolen" like every other "kitchen table Dealer" does.

Anonymous said...

The next hose he holds may not be his own.

Anonymous said...

Is this the guy married to the good looking black chick in building codes in City Hall? The name isn't familiar, but their can't be that many FD Chiefs of the monochromatic bent. She was always a very pleasant chick, clearly had it made in the shade with whatever bucks she was bringing down, plus his salary and retirement.