BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A U.S. agent whose Vermont home was raided by another federal agency a year ago in a gun investigation has retired.
Special Agent Richard Bernholz was assigned to an investigations division of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. He was removed from criminal investigations after the raid. Bernholz hasn't been charged with any crime.
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seized more than 150 firearms from Bernholz's Franklin County home.
Court papers say the raid was sparked in part by a handgun owned by Bernholz that was used in a Massachusetts shooting. Investigators said Bernholz sold firearms at gun shows and have been investigating possible violations.
The Burlington Free Press reports Bernholz could not be reached to comment. His lawyer has not returned calls.
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