LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A Henderson man was arraigned on a federal grand jury indictment charging him and three others with allegedly using Instagram to sell more than 60 firearms including guns lacking serial numbers, known as ghost guns, as well as machine gun conversion devices, known as Glock switches that had been stolen, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Mark Perez, 22, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Los Angeles, California. He is also charged with four counts of being a prohibited person in possession of firearms and ammunition, one count of possessing a firearm with a removed or altered serial number, and one count of possession of a machine gun.

Perez is charged along with Ivan Quintos, 27, of Azusa, and Salvador Lopez, 24 of Whittier along with Zachary Dry, 23, of Henderson. All three were charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license.

The illegal firearm sales occurred in North Hollywood, Las Vegas, and elsewhere, the indictment alleges.

If convicted, Perez faces a maximum sentence of 100 years in federal prison. A trial date was set for August 6.

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