Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Former Stuyvesant High School Teacher Charged With Gun Trafficking

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From DNA INFO by By Jon Schuppe

MANHATTAN — A former Stuyvesant High School teacher on leave from the Department of Education moonlighted as a gun runner and drug dealer before his arrest Tuesday night at a warehouse that served as the "nerve center" of a multimillion-dollar smuggling operation, authorities said.

Theophilis Burroughs, of Newark, N.J., was among 15 people arrested in a year-long sting by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office and state tax officials.

Burroughs, 49, was named in an 82-count indictment charging him with the sale of 12 guns, ammunition, marijuana and the painkiller Oxycodone; money laundering; evasion of cigarette taxes; and conspiracy. He faces up to 25 years in prison for several of the charges.

He sold the guns to undercover agents posing as representatives of Middle East terror groups, the New York Post reported.

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