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N.J. woman tied to NYC dealer to gun ring acquitted

January 31, 2018

A 52-year-old New Jersey woman who said she fell for the wrong man dodged a bullet Tuesday — when a jury acquitted her of a role in a gunrunning ring.

Shelita Funderberk cried in Manhattan Supreme Court after she was found not guilty of 22 counts tied to trafficking firearms from the South to New York City.

Prosecutors say Funderberk’s significant other, Abdul Davis, 54, sold over 80 weapons to an undercover cop between March 2015 and April 2016.

Funderberk was accused of driving him to the illegal gun deals. Prosecutors also said she helped facilitate purchases.

But Funderberk maintained her innocence.

“She fell for a man she knew nothing about,” her attorney Susan Calvello said after the verdict.

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