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Tucson Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Dealing Firearms Without A License

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Isaias Delgado, 37, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 36 months in prison for engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license. Judge Zipps also ordered Delgado to pay a forfeiture judgment of over $43,500 and imposed an additional $2,000 fine. Delgado was previously found guilty of Engaging in the Business of Dealing Firearms Without a License following a jury trial on August 12, 2021.

Between May of 2018 and April of 2019, Delgado purchased and resold at least 38 firearms, including several .50 caliber rifles, AK-47 style rifles, AR-15 style rifles, and belt-fed rifles. The evidence showed that Delgado spent over $80,000 on firearms during this time period. He immediately sold the firearms after acquiring them and made a significant profit off of each sale. Two of the firearms were recovered in Mexico shortly after Delgado purchased and then sold them. Delgado has never held a federal firearms license that would allow him to engage in the firearm dealing business.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela W. Woolridge, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-19-1094-TUC-JGZ
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-148_Delgado

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Updated August 25, 2022

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 2022-148_Delgado