Gun-bribe trial be­gins

New York Post - - NEWS -

A for­mer Brook­lyn pros­e­cu­tor forked over thou­sands of dol­lars in bribes to get NYPD gun per­mits for New York­ers who should not have had them, in­clud­ing peo­ple with records of do­mes­tic dis­putes and DWI raps, pros­e­cu­tors said in Man­hat­tan Supreme Court Mon­day.

John Cham­bers, 63, is the first of seven peo­ple to go to trial in a probe that has shaken up the NYPD’s gun­li­cens­ing divi­sion.

“In New York City . . . it’s pretty damn near im­pos­si­ble to get a hand­gun if you have a crim­i­nal his­tory,” pros­e­cu­tor Alex Ross­miller told the jury dur­ing the trial, which is ex­pected to last a week.

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