An Atlantic City man who sold an assault rifle to a confidential informant in 2011 was convicted this morning, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

A jury convicted David J. Albright, 43, of selling a 7.62-caliber Arsenal SLR-95 assault rifle during a meeting with the informant in August of 2011, according to a release from acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

In February of 2012, Albright was charged with multiple weapons offenses. He surrendered to police about a week later.

Albright was among seven others arrested under an Atlantic City Vice Unit investigation led by Detective Kevin Fair.

After a four day trial by jury, Albright was convicted of five counts on weapons charges including the unlawful sale of an assault weapon.

He faces up to five to 10 year prison sentence each for conviction on two counts of weapons possession; Albright also showed a handgun to the informant during the gun sale, prosecutors said.

Albright is scheduled to be sentenced March 4.

David Simpson