Former CIA agent found guilty of arms smuggling

Former CIA agent Edwin Wilson was found guilty Wednesday on seven of eight counts of smuggling arms to Libyan officials. The combined convictions carry prison sentences totaling 39 years and fines totaling $240,000. It would be highly unusual if the full penalties were levied. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 17.

Mr. Wilson was convicted of conspiracy to transport four handguns and an M-16 automatic rifle across international borders; exporting the weapons without a license; and shipping them aboard commercial airliners without proper notice. He was found innocent of transporting firearms across state lines without registration.

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