LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal charges have been filed accusing a Nevada Army National Guard member and the owner of a Las Vegas gun shop of conspiring to steal and sell U.S. military items including ballistic vests and machine gun weapon mounts.

A complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas accuses Guardsman Marco Antonio Reyes and Citadel Gun and Safe owner John Call of embezzlement of public property and conspiracy.

A federal magistrate judge ordered Reyes freed without bond pending a Sept. 8 evidence hearing.

Reyes’s lawyer, Richard Boulware, declined comment.

Attempts to reach Call weren’t successful.

The complaint alleges that items included pallet loads of military “meals ready to eat” field rations, seismic detection units, night vision goggles and military chemical warfare suits.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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