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Jefferson City man charged with federal gun crime

A Jefferson City man faces federal charges of selling firearms to a convicted felon.

A Jefferson City man faces charges of knowingly selling a firearm to a convicted felon after an undercover sting operation exposed his attempt to sell eleven guns to an undercover informant.

According to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 40-year-old Victor Vargas had telephone contact with the undercover informant, a convicted felon, about the possibility of obtaining firearms.

After negotiating over the guns, Vargas and the informant met at a Jefferson City Walmart parking lot where Vargas allegedly sold eleven guns to the informant for $8,100.

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