TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas firearms distributor and two high-ranking officials with Glock Inc. are among five people indicted by a federal grand jury on charges involving bribes and kickbacks to gain preferential treatment.
Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Olathe gun dealer John Sullivan Ralph III paid more than $1 million to 42-year-old James “Craig” Dutton of Acworth, Georgia, and 65-year-old Welcome D. “Bo” Wood Jr. of Oviedo, Florida, from 2003 to 2011.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1menSb1 ) reports Ralph did business as OMB Guns and is accused of funneling the money through businesses created by the wives of Dutton and Wood. Both of the couples also are charged.
The indictment says the two company officials steered potential customers to OMB Guns and helped Ralph sells guns intended for law enforcement to commercial businesses.