Fomer Kansas City Fire Captain Pleads Guilty In Gun Case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Kansas City fire department captain pleaded guilty to illegally buying and selling dozens of firearms over five years. Fifty-four-year-old James Samuels admitted in court Monday that he bought 77 firearms between November 2013 and August 2018. Samuels was not a licensed firearms dealer. He transferred 47 of the guns to third parties, some of them to convicted felons. Samuels has been in federal custody without bond since his arrest in October 2018. His sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.