June 21, 1986 |
A federal court has convicted eight American men and an Argentine ship captain of smuggling arms into Brazil and given them prison sentences. Judge Julieta Lunz, in a verdict late Thursday, said the court suspected the arms were destined for rural areas of Brazil where ranchers and peasants are fighting over land. John Dee Early and Eduardo Gilardoni, the Argentine captain of the ship carrying the arms, were sentenced to five years in prison. The other Americans got four years each.