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Gun shop owner sentenced
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A Hinesville gun shop owner who pleaded guilty to dealing in stolen military equipment was sentenced earlier this week.
Joshua Works, 29, was sentenced to two months in prison and three years of supervised release (probation), said James D. Durham, first assistant U.S. attorney in an e-mail Friday. Works entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. in August.
Works was indicted by a grand jury on charges of willfully and knowingly receiving two sets of PVS-14 night vision devices and several parts for M16 rifles with the intent to convert the property for his own use or gain. He owns Mission Essential Inc. at 918 B Hollywood Drive.
In connection to Works’ case, 12 soldiers were investigated for allegedly stealing military equipment from Fort Stewart. One service member was court-martialed late last year, according to the Public Affairs Office.

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