The former owner of Danny’s Pawn and Sporting Goods plans to plead guilty to selling ammunition to a prohibited person.
Attorney Crispin “CJ” Quintanilla of McAllen made the announcement Monday during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa.
Quintanilla said his client — Daniel Gallegos, 67, of McAllen — would plead guilty.
Gallegos owned part of Danny’s Pawn and Sporting Goods in McAllen and part of Point Blank Sporting Goods in Pharr, according to documents filed with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office and the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office.
Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives accused Gallegos of selling more than 5,600 rounds of ammunition to someone without legal status in the United States. He allegedly sold the ammunition on five separate occasions in March, April and May 2020.
Prosecutors took the case against Gallegos to a grand jury, which indicted him on five counts of selling ammunition to a prohibited person.
The indictment doesn’t provide any details about the sales or identify the person who purchased the ammunition.
After the indictment, corporate records for Danny’s Pawn and Point Blank were amended to remove Gallegos.
Gallegos plans to plead guilty to one count of selling ammunition to a prohibited person. The four remaining counts probably will be dismissed at sentencing.