Ex-prosecutor to go on trial for alleged gun bribery scheme

Ex-prosecutor to go on trial for alleged gun bribery scheme

Metro Modal Trigger John Chambers A former Brooklyn prosecutor is set to go on trial Monday in a guns-for-bribes case that has shaken up the way the NYPD doles out gun permits. John Chambers, a self-described gun lawyer to the stars, stands accused of bribing David Villanueva, an ex-supervisor in the NYPD’s gun licensing division, for hard-to-obtain gun permits — including for a client who was being investigated for domestic abuse, according to prosecutors. Chambers is one of seven people who have been charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors for paying or accepting bribes for permits, including Villanueva, three other cops and two other gun expediters. His arrest last year, along with the officers, resulted in the NYPD announcing major changes to its gun licensing division, including staffing changes. Modal Trigger David Villanueva Chambers, 63, is the first to take his case to trial. The government’s key witness, Villanueva, who […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.