Former ICE agent won’t serve jail time in gun case
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.
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