• Former ICE agent won’t serve jail time in gun case
    By
     | August 09,2014
     

    BRATTLEBORO — A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent will serve no jail time for buying and selling firearms at gun shows without a license.

    Special Agent Richard Bernholz, who retired in 2012, pleaded guilty last year in federal court in Brattleboro to filing a false tax return and aiding and abetting in the failure to keep adequate records by a federal firearms licensee. In exchange, he provided evidence against a second person involved in the firearms sales.

    Bernholz’s lawyer said his client paid nearly $11,000 in overdue state and federal taxes connected with income from the sales.

    U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha said he thought Bernholz learned his lesson.

    More than 150 firearms were seized from Bernholz’s Franklin home by another agency in 2011.

    MORE IN This Just In

    SOUTH BURLINGTON — Community leaders in Vermont's most populous county... Full Story
    MONTPELIER — More than 25,000 drivers have had their suspended licenses automatically reinstated,... Full Story

    SWANTON — Police say a Vermont man's car hit a utility pole, crashed... Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS