Ex-felon gets probation for buying gun

ALHAMBRA - A 64-year-old political activist pleaded no contest last week to perjury for failing to disclose he was convicted of a felony when he purchased a gun in 2010.Carlos Montes, of Alhambra, entered the plea last Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to three years formal probation and ordered to complete 180 hours of community service. He was given credit for one day served in county jail. Montes, convicted of felony battery on a peace officer in 1969, signed federal and state documents certifying that he had never been convicted of a felony when he bought a 12-gauge shotgun on Nov. 16, 2010.

********** Published: June 14, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 09