William “Wobbles” Soler Arrested For Selling Illegal Guns In New York
A 550-pound Bronx gangster — nicknamed “Wobbles” — and his ring of nine gun runners were busted for smuggling dozens of weapons into the Big Apple on Metro-North trains, authorities said Wednesday.
The heavy-duty hustle was thwarted after William “Wobbles” Soler, 33, and his crew allegedly sold 93 guns to an undercover cop, according to a 367-count felony indictment filed in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Soler — who posed shirtless, clutching guns in photos — and his cohorts bought the weapons on the street in Westchester, Maine and Connecticut last year, according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They stuffed them in suitcases before boarding the trains, and once in the Big Apple they flipped the firearms — including .22 caliber guns and semiautomatic rifles — for “several times” their original price, authorities said.
Soler — a tattooed member of the Bloods gang — was also nabbed for conspiracy to commit murder for plotting to kill rival gang members, authorities said.
Even his defense attorney, Brian Sullivan, admitted the charges were “pretty large-scale.”
They’re petty for that last line. Either way, this gun-runner might want to dedicate this massive jail time he’s about to get to some actual running. We hear it’s rough in the big house for super-sized people…