Longview Businessman Faces Gun Charge

A prominent Longview businessman has plead guilty to purchasing an illegal automatic machine gun.

Canton restaurant owner, David Choy, made the plea in Tyler federal court yesterday.

Special agents with the FBI and ATF had Choy under surveillance last May, when he purchased a 9 millimeter unregistered machine gun.

Sentencing is expected to happen in 6 to 8 weeks. David Choy could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

Bob Hallmark, reporting