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Selling guns

ATLANTA — Francisco Arcila Ramirez, who pleaded guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, was improperly sentenced, the 11th Circuit ruled, because the lower court failed to prove his actions were “calculated to influence, affect, or retaliate against government conduct.” Ramirez obtained 45 firearms through straw purchasers and sold them throughout Colombia, including to the National Liberation Army, which the U.S. government has designated as a terrorist organization.

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