NM man convicted of tipping off gun smugglers

September 27, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUEQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque jury Friday convicted the husband of a federal prosecutor on charges he tipped a band of border town gun smugglers to a criminal probe of their involvement with the Juarez Cartel.

Retired educator Danny Burnett was found guilty on two out of three counts of leaking information about the probe into gun and drug smuggling by top officials in Columbus, N.M., the Albuquerque Journal ( reports.

Burnett was charged with tipping off then-Police Chief Angelo Vega, whom he had known for decades. Burnett was school Login to read more

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