NY AG: 4 arrested in illegal gun ring on Long Island

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Four people were arrested Wednesday morning for their suspected roles in an illegal gun ring on Long Island, the result of a multiagency effort to rid the streets of guns, Attorney General Letitia James announced.

James said the Organized Crime Task Force in partnership with the New York Strike Force spent months in 2019 purchasing 32 operable firearms, including two assault rifles, from the four suspects.

They were also able to purchase 18 high-capacity feeding devices that allow guns to fire at a faster rate. James said that the 10 deadliest mass shootings in America all included weapons that had high-capacity feeding devices. Authorities were also able to buy approximately 1,063 rounds of ammunition.

"Several of these guns...were traced to South Carolina, Georgia and other southern states with lax gun laws," James said.

James announced that an unsealed 125-count indictment charged Scotbert Green, 63, of Brentwood; James McNulty, 33, of Deer Park; Harold Lamm, 36, of Deer Park; and Carl Singer, 89, of Islandia with 12 crimes, including criminal sale of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy.

Green, McNulty and Lamm face a maximum of 25 years in prison while Singer faces a maximum of 15 years.

James said Green acted as the main broker “between his firearms suppliers, James McNulty and Carl Singer, and sold firearms and ammunition to undercover officers on nine occasions between January 28, 2019 and June 26, 2019.” She said the investigation, dubbed “Operation Silence of the Lamm” included physical surveillance, electronic surveillance and undercover operations. 

 
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