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Sentencing Thursday In Guns, Grenade Sales Plot

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The lawyer for a reputed white supremacist convicted in a Connecticut plot to sell grenades and guns says his client deserves no more than 31/2 years in prison, but prosecutors are seeking a 15-year sentence.

Thirty-four-year-old Alexander DeFelice of Milford is set to be sentenced Thursday in Bridgeport federal court. His lawyer filed his sentencing recommendation earlier this week.

A jury convicted DeFelice in December of conspiracy and firearms charges for selling grenades and guns to someone he thought was a member of the national supremacist group Imperial Klans of America, but who really was a government informant who gave the weapons to federal agents.

DeFelice claims he’s the victim of entrapment by authorities. Federal officials say DeFelice is a dangerous person who deserves a lengthy prison sentence.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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