Lawyer en­ters plea for man who sold bul­lets to Ve­gas shooter

Ripon Bulletin - - Nation Public Notices -

LAS VE­GAS (AP) — A lawyer en­tered a plea of not guilty Mon­day to a fed­eral am­mu­ni­tion­man­u­fac­tur­ing charge in Las Ve­gas on be­half of an Ari­zona man who has ac­knowl­edged sell­ing bul­lets to the gun­man in the dead­li­est mass shoot­ing in the na­tion’s mod­ern history.

De­fen­dant Dou­glas Haig’s at­ten­dance was waived while his at­tor­ney, Marc Vic­tor, ap­peared be­fore a U.S. Dis­trict Court mag­is­trate judge who set an Oct. 29 trial date in Las Ve­gas.

Haig, 55, an aero­space en­gi­neer who for decades had a side business sell­ing am­mu­ni­tion from his home in Mesa, Ari­zona, was at work on Mon­day, Vic­tor said out­side court. Haig has since closed his am­mu­ni­tion business.

Haig isn’t charged in the Oct. 1 shoot­ing and re­mains free un­der fed­eral su­per­vi­sion af­ter ap­pear­ing sev­eral times in fed­eral court in Phoenix.

He is ac­cused of il­le­gally mak­ing tracer and ar­mor-pierc­ing bul­lets like those found in a ho­tel suite from which Las Ve­gas gun­man Stephen Pad­dock shot into an out­door con­cert crowd. Fifty-eight peo­ple died and hun­dreds were in­jured be­fore Pad­dock killed him­self.

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