BIG FINE KEY, Fla. - Two South Florida gun dealers will spend more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to owning a dangerous, concealable and unregistered .38 caliber gun disguised as a cane.
Jarvis Nelson Osorio, 37, of Miami Lakes, and Thomas Joseph Willi, 52, of Key West, were arrested in July 2015, after agents with the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided their retail store in Big Pine Key.
Agents got a warrant to search Outbreak Ordnance after Osorio and Willi illegally sold guns to a convicted felon and a minor, court documents show.
Investigators found records showing the pair had unlawfully acquired 15 unregistered guns regulated by the National Firearms Act.
The NFA regulates the manufacture, sale and transfer of “certain especially dangerous and concealable weapons,” like the pair’s cane gun.
Several of the illegal weapons had been posted for sale on Outbreak Ordnance’s public Facebook page, agents said.
According to a fundraising page set up for Osorio's legal fees, along with being a co-owner of the gun shop, he was previously a federal courthouse security officer in Key West.
Osorio and Willi were both sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.
Their company, Outbreak Ordnance, was fined $500,000.
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