Monday, January 25, 2021

KANSAS CITY FIRE CAPTAIN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS WITHOUT PAROLE FOR SELLING GUNS TO FELONS!!!

This was probably the top story of the day as local news offered dutiful converge BUT locals were discouraged from asking too many questions about real life evidence of corruption among municipal workers. 

Thankfully, the feds stepped in to bust it up.

Read more from the official statement with highlights regarding the crime conviction . . .

Former KC Fire Captain Sentenced for Illegally Selling Firearms to Felons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department was sentenced in federal court today for illegally selling dozens of firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons.

James Samuels, 55, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Samuels to pay a fine of $11,282, which is the amount of cash seized by law enforcement officers at the time of his arrest.

On Aug. 31, 2020, Samuels pleaded guilty to seven counts of a federal indictment, including 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 has been in federal custody without bond since his arrest on Oct. 4, 2018.

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 Samuels’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.

This case was 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.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, and local law enforcement to specifically identify criminals responsible for significant violent crime in the Western District of Missouri. A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's an interesting sentence. One more year than standard. Some were afraid he was going to get 10 years.

Anonymous said...

And people still want city hall to have local control of police?

Anonymous said...

He should’ve gotten 15 because he sold 10 to 20 guns to felons and one gun was confirmed to have been used in an murder.

But at least Petersucker wasn’t involved because he’s black and would’ve gotten completely off, but anyhow, Petersucker should take notice of how something gets done, Trumps Feds showed her ass up! Lmao!

Anonymous said...

October of 2018 to January of 2017 is 9 years and some change.

Anonymous said...

Did he lose his fire fighters pension as he committed a felony while an active fire fighter?

He should.

Also, six years is a light sentence given he was selling to felons that committed murders.

Anonymous said...

No defense of this guy, but I'm just pointing out a fact. Less we forget ATF can sell guns to the Cartel and get nothing but "oh we shouldn't have done that"?. What a joke!

https://azdailysun.com/news/local/state-and-regional/agent-atf-agents-let-guns-be-sold-to-mexican-cartels/article_30f956fe-9b8e-5156-a6e6-129689d55a2a.html

Anonymous said...

Only dumbass China Joe Biden could lock himself out of the White House !

Why didn't China Joe have one of his ANTIFA friends break a window so he could get in ?

Is Dr. Jill Biden too fucking fat to climb through a window ?

Put Dr. Jill Biden next to Michelle Obama and you have Butt Ugly !!

Anonymous said...

Typical MAGAT. The law doesn’t apply to him. This cockroach infects the City with more death and destruction.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:19 You're gonna miss everything cool and die angry.

Anonymous said...


I'm surprised he got that much time you know with the BLM and everything. I thought they didn't get punished for anything they did. So this is a surprise.

Anonymous said...

IT's all good. None of the felons were on the city council.

Anonymous said...

A more harmful punishment for any firefighter would be to ban them from wearing fire department themed t-shirts or having any such decals on their truck.

Now THAT would truly be devastating.

Byron Funkhouser said...

He did nothing wrong! Felons deserve to have guns!

Anonymous said...


urrmm..@7:28 Democrap greedy Firefighter Union slobs are YUUGE donors to the Dimwits..facts matter,asshole.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- GUNS AND HOSES

While Quinton pandered with meaningless lawsuits against bankrupt firearms manufacturers, it was a KCFD Captain who put dozens of guns into the hands of KC felons. And Quinton won't even eliminate their long history of overtime scamming!!!

Anonymous said...

I did not make the comment at 7:46.

Anonymous said...

Since he was a fireman, he will enjoy getting buttfucked in prison.

Anonymous said...

Should have been 50 years.

BTW I luv this new byron, he really has come around.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Actually I did make the comment at 7:46. I had a brain fart and said I didn't. Anybody want a hand job?

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the fucker won't lose his pension.

Anonymous said...

Republicans are assholes.

Anonymous said...

the byron wars are just getting annoying in these comments

my comment is, wow, the facts of this case, amazing. this guy is a fire captain. an overtime jockey no doubt. wake him up when it's time to go home! undoubtedly has figured out a six figure lifestyle based on his employment for KCFD with enough spare time to work a 2nd job easily.

and he throws it all away to make a profit of as little as fifty bucks, selling a firearm to a criminal?

something doesn't add up. was this guy in some kind of other trouble, some addictions or something? seems absolutely crazy.