Obama-Nominated Judge Gives One Year Probation to Straw Purchaser Who Bought Gun for Cop Killer

Awr Hawkins, Breitbart, November 5, 2015

On November 2 Obama-nominated U.S. District Judge Eleanor L. Ross gave one year probation to a woman who admitted buying a gun for her boyfriend, which he later used to shoot and kill Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco.

The woman–Jalita Johnson–pleaded “guilty to providing false information to a federally licensed firearms dealer” in order to buy a guy for Marcus Wheeler, “a felon [who] gave Johnson money and told her what [gun] to buy.”

According to Omaha.com, Johnson took Wheeler’s money and “bought [a] Glock semi-automatic handgun, plus a 50-round drum magazine and ammunition, from a pawnshop in Jonesboro, Georgia.” On ATF form 4473 she answered “Yes” when asked if she was the actual buyer of the gun. She then gave the gun to Wheeler and, on May 20, he used to it to open fire on officers trying to arrest him. He fired nine rounds, one of which proved fatal for Orozco. Wheeler was then killed “when Sgt. Jeff Kopietz returned fire.”

In addition to the one year of probation, Judge Ross gave Johnson “40 hours of community service and 180 days of house arrest,” but that’s it. {snip}

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