INVESTIGATION

Feds: Ex-Marines Sold Assault Rifles

Federal and state authorities on Monday arrested three former U.S. Marines for allegedly selling assault rifles to gang members in Los Angeles. Officials said the investigation has been going on for several weeks, and the suspects face state weapons charges. The group's reported leader, Adam Gitschlag, who had served in Iraq, reportedly arranged the sale of at least one AK-47 and assault rifles as well. "I did not sell any gang members any weapons," Gitschlag said of the allegations. "I love my country with all my heart. I would never expect my government to do this."