Former soldier sent to prison for selling weapons

AP News
Posted: May 13, 2011 4:31 PM
Former soldier sent to prison for selling weapons

A former Fort Campbell soldier has been sentenced to a year in prison after an undercover agent caught him selling machine guns and distributing explosive materials without a license.

Eric D. Waldman, a former soldier at the Army post in Kentucky near the Tennessee line, had pleaded guilty to selling two machine guns and distributing a Claymore mine. The U.S. attorney's office in Paducah said in a release that Waldman was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell.

Prosecutors say Waldman sold a machine gun to an undercover agent in January 2010 with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for $5,500 in Christian County. Later in June 2010, he sold another machine gun and a mine to an ATF agent for $10,000.