PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- A former Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier has been sentenced to a year in prison after an undercover agent caught him selling machine guns and distributing explosive materials without a license.
Eric D. Waldman, a former soldier assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, had pleaded guilty to selling two machine guns and distributing a Claymore mine. The U.S. attorney's office in Paducah said in a release Waldman was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell.
Prosecutors say in January 2010 Waldman sold a machine gun to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for $5,500 in Christian County. Later in June 2010, he sold another machine gun and a mine to an ATF agent for $10,000.
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