The Case Of The Gym Bag That Squealed

An accidental find in New York tips the Feds to a stock scam

It was the kind of oversight that is, usually, pretty harmless. A "Marina Shap" failed to pay the rent on her cubicle at Manhattan Mini-Storage in the SoHo section of New York. When the manager opened the bin last January, however, he found an intriguing assortment of knickknacks: Two 9-millimeter pistols, a 12-gauge shotgun, and, the FBI asserts in a court filing, "various documents in a box and gym bag."

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