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4 sentenced for roles in illegal firearm exporting operation

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Four men with ties to Nashville have been sentenced to prison for their roles in an illegal firearm exporting operation.

All four of them used to work for Sabre Defence Industries, a weapons contractor that used to be based in Nashville.

The former president of the company, 60-year-old Charles Shearon, of Goodlettsville, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Elmer Hill, 69, of Brentwood was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Hill is the former chief financial officer.

The former director of sales and market, 49-year-old Michael Curlett, of Michigan, received a 13-month sentence.

Arnold See, Jr., 59, of Murfreesboro, was also sentenced to 13 months. He was the former Sabre international shipping and purchasing manager.

All four defendants will also have to serve one year of supervised release.

Federal prosecutors say the group admitted to violating the Arms Export Control Act. They used false shipping documents and crates with false bottoms in an attempt to hide weapons being shipped out of the country illegally.

A fifth suspect from London, 47-year-old of Guy Savage, is also facing charges. Savage is undergoing extradition proceedings.

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