SIG Sauer CEO Avoids Jail Time For Role in Illegal Arms Shipment
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Court officials in Germany announced Wednesday that Ron Cohen, CEO of Newington-based gun maker SIG Sauer, will avoid jail time for his role in an illegal shipment of 38,000 pistols sent to Colombia.
Cohen, along with two co-defendants, were accused by German prosecutors of breaking that country’s export laws by covering up the final destination of the weapons. In exchange for admitting his involvement in the scheme, Cohen was given an 18-month prison sentence, with all of that time suspended. He was also fined $675,000. His co-defendants, both based in Germany, received lighter sentences.