Posted August 16, 2017 8:30 am by Comments

By Chris Eger

Gregory Reyes, in this file photo shown leaving the federal building in San Francisco in 2009 with his wife, is seeking his firearms rights restored. (Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP)
The former CEO of a tech company has filed suit in federal court arguing a ban on felons possessing guns should not apply to his crime.
Gregory Reyes, the first person convicted for fraudulent backdating corporate stock options, contends in a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that his ban on gun ownership over business-related crimes is not in line with federal law.
The former CEO of Brocade Communications was indicted in 2006 on a series of conspiracy and fraud charges that eventually ended with 18 months in prison and a $15 million fine and well as settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Following his release from Taft Correctional Institution in 2011, a “Club Fed” prison named to Forbes list of “America’s 10 Cushiest Prisons,” Reyes has completed his probation and not been charged with another crime.
However, Reyes sought to buy a handgun with two different firearms vendors this month and was told that his history of being convicted of a white collar federal felony bars him from a


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