LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 36-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for conspiring with an active-duty Navy SEAL to sell war weapons from Iraq in the U.S.Omar Aguirre (ah-GEER'-ee) apologized at sentencing Friday before U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt in Las Vegas. He blamed his participation in the weapons trafficking conspiracy on a drug addiction he's been working to overcome.Aguirre and two other men pleaded guilty and cooperated with prosecutors in a case that led a jury to convict Petty Officer Nicholas Bickle of 13 federal charges earlier this month.Aguirre begins his sentence in January.Prosecutors say Bickle headed the weapons selling scheme. He could face decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines at sentencing Feb. 3, along with discharge from the military.



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