D.C. man pleads guilty to straw purchasing scheme
By Christen Smith
Federal investigators caught up with Isaiah Green, 28, after his girlfriend bought four weapons at the Dulles Gun Show for him in July. (Photo: Dulles Gun Show/Facebook)
A Washington, D.C. man admitted in federal court last week he bought and sold dozens of guns illegally over the summer.
Isaiah Green, 28, faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Nov. 19 to selling firearms without a license. Investigators said Green collected the weapons through a straw purchasing scheme with his then-girlfriend Jazmin Wilburn. Evidence recovered from their apartment on the city’s southeast side included five pistols, assorted ammunition and tools, according to court documents.
Green began “taking orders” in June, eventually driving with Wilburn to dealers in northern Virginia to buy 31 guns over a month-long period. The couple then obliterated the serial numbers and sold the firearms for a profit to city residents. Federal investigators received a tip in July indicating Wilburn bought four firearms at the Dulles Gun Show with an envelope of cash provided by Green.
Law enforcement arrested the couple later the same day, according to court documents. Wilburn told officers she bought the guns for Green because a prior domestic violence conviction prevented him from passing a