Gun Distributor Indicted On Bribery Charge

Olathe firearms distributor John Sullivan Ralph III has been indicted for allegedly paying more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks to executives at Glock Inc. to get his company access to limited products and to direct government contracts and sales to him. Ralph owned Global Guns & Hunting Inc., which did business as OMB Guns.

He allegedly was involved with more than 200 bribes and kickbacks. If convicted of the conspiracy charge, he could be sentenced to 30 years in prison and a fine of $1 million. He’s also charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

Also included in the indictment are four others: Glock’s assistant national sales manager, its Eastern regional manager and both of their wives.

Read more from The Kansas City Business Journal 


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