This week’s Shot Show in Las Vegas started off with a bang, courtesy of the DOJ.

The FBI used the annual firearms industry trade show as an opportunity to sweep up 21 of the 22 defendants targeted by a large-scale undercover sting operation. The defendants were charged in 16 indictments with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and conspiracy to violate the FCPA and to commit money laundering. Each defendant faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

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