Former judge, Tim Wright apologizing for being a dirtbag
It's hard to be from Texas and figure out a way to violate a gun law. That's because they have so few gun laws! But a former Texas county judge was just sentenced last week to 18 months in a federal prison for being an arms dealer.
Tim Wright, 70, had entered a plea bargain with prosecutors earlier this year and will be placed on supervised release for three years once he completes his prison sentence, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said.Wright was facing a lot more time as his crimes were pretty bad.
Prosecutors say Wright sold guns to a known felon, traded dozens of firearms without a license and lied to federal agents in 2014. Daniel Jones with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms said Sparks sent a message that no one is above the law. “It does not matter if you are a judge, a doctor, a lawyer, or a dirtbag, you do something wrong and we will investigate you,” said Jones.