PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A Michigan man pleaded guilty to selling military-grade weapons without a license, after an investigation led by the FBI office in Portland.
Justin Gage Jangraw is a former US Army officer who sold the weapons through his business. He also pleaded guilty to taking and keeping classified documents he got while he was in the Army.
The 34-year-old from Rockford, Michigan was an Army captain who spent a tour of duty in Iraq.
Later, in Portland, he ran an online business using the names “Heapeach” and “Sexyweapon.com,” authorities said, and sold the weapons, parts and accessories to customers around the world.
In a 14-month period ending in January 2011, Jangraw sold 287 weapon items to 34 different countries, generating more than $12,000.
A Homeland Security investigation began, and in April 2011 his Portland home was searched. Four computers, gun magazines, documents, gun rails, gun parts and an AR-15 assault rifle were seized, authorities said.
The investigation continued, and in July 2011 the FBI found hundreds of classified documents on his laptop. Those documents had military plans, weapons systems or operations and other national security items, authorities said.
Jangraw entered his guilty plea in Washington DC and will be sentenced Nov. 21. He faces up to 20 years in prison.