LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A former Pasadena police lieutenant has been sentenced to one year in prison for selling more than 100 off-roster guns without a license.

Vasken Kenneth Gourdikian, 50, of Sierra Madre was sentenced in U.S. district court in Los Angeles Monday and also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

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An undated photograph of former Pasadena Police Lt. Vasken Kenneth Gourdikian. (U.S. district attorney’s office)

Back in September, as part of a deal with prosecutors, Gourdikian pled guilty to charges of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm. He had faced a maximum possible sentence of 35 years in prison.

According to federal prosecutors, between March 2014 and February 2017, Gourdikian sold 108 mostly off-roster guns which he was able to obtain because of his status as an officer. Off-roster guns are those not available to the general public. Gourdikian sold the firearms on the Calguns website despite not have the license.

In the state of California, officers with a federal firearms license can only sell off-roster weapons to other law enforcement officers. Even if he had carried such a license, however, 80 of the 108 sales he made were still considered illegal in California because they went to non-law enforcement buyers, prosecutors said.

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Furthermore, in 2016, one of the guns that Gourdikian purchased and later sold was recovered by local police during a narcotics investigation.

Federal authorities raided Gourdikian’s Sierra Madre home in February of 2017, where they confiscated more than 60 guns, including an unregistered, modified Sig Sauer model MPX 9mm short-barreled rifle, which is a weapon in the same class as a machine gun.

Gourdikian was put on paid administrative leave from the department starting Feb. 16, 2017, and has since been fired. He was arrested on March 2, 2018.

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This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.