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Jun 18, 2012 7:33 AM

Sentencing reset for man in Fast and Furious case

PHOENIX (AP) - A new sentencing date has been set for a man who admitted to participating in a gun smuggling ring that was being monitored as part of the federal government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The sentencing date for Dejan Hercegovac was moved from June 25 to Aug. 13.

Hercegovac had pleaded guilty in April to a charge of conspiracy.

He admitted buying 31 guns for the ring and saying that the guns were for him when he was actually making the purchases on behalf of the ring.

He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Federal authorities have faced criticism for allowing suspected straw gun buyers to walk away from gun shops with weapons, rather than arrest the suspects and seize the guns there.

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