Photo by: Las Vegas Sun

A prosecutor says a 36-year-old Las Vegas man is going to prison for more than 17 years for organizing a plot to rob a cocaine stash house at gunpoint and kill guards.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in Las Vegas says Christopher Sangalang was sentenced Friday following his conviction last April on drug and robbery conspiracy and drug trafficking weapon charges. A co-defendant, 33-year-old Deandre Patton, was sentenced in December to 15 years. Another co-defendant, 24-year-old Alfredo Flores, is due for sentencing next month. Bogden says federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents foiled the May 2008 plot during a sting conducted from a Las Vegas tattoo shop. Three other co-defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and were each sentenced to five years in prison.


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