Phillip Bernardino Chavez, 29, of Las Vegas, Nevada has pleaded guilty on Thursday, July 11th 2013, for illegal possession of a machine gun.
According to a plea agreement, in December of 2012, Chavez and his co-defendant, Ronald Alexander, offered to sell an automatic machine gun to an undercover Nampa Police Detective.
An arrangement was made, and Alexander and Chavez sold the gun on December 18th 2012, to the undercover agent at a cost of $3,200 dollars. Chavez presented a Pioneer Arms Corporation 7.62 X 25 rifle and three magazines to the agent and concluded the transaction. Alexander and Chavez were arrested a short time later.Alexander was already in deep trouble for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.