The owner of a Lincoln bar and strip club has been sentenced to six years in federal prison in an explosives and firearm case.
Two days into his March trial on a multi-count indictment of illegally possessing explosive devices and a firearm, John ways Junior pleaded guilty to one count of possessing 15 explosive projectiles.
In a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office prosecutors agreed to dismiss the remaining counts.
The 37-year-old Ways was indicted last year on one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. An amendment the following month added six more counts.
Early last year authorities searched Ways' business, Mataya's Babydolls, and seized a six-shot 37 milimeter rotary projectile launcher, loaded with six explosive projectiles and four single-shot 37 milimeter launchers.
In the plea deal, prosecutors said they would ask for a five-year sentence if Ways turned over or account for a machine gun he purchased in the early 1990s. If Ways was unable to do so, prosecutors would seek a six-year sentence.
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