By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

On Feb. 14, Adair Police Chief Bradley Wendt was convicted on 11 of 15 charges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. The charges were originally filed on Dec. 14, 2022.

The charges stated, in part, “Since approximately July 2018, Wendt has exploited his position as the Adair Chief of Police to obtain and possess machine guns not lawfully available to the public… Wendt has done so by providing ‘law letters’ to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in which Wendt falsely stated, among other things, that: (1) the machine gun(s) were being purchased for the official use of the Adair Police Department; or (2) the machine guns were being demonstrated to the Adair Police Department to evaluate them for potential future purchase by the Adair Police Department.”

A sentencing date has not yet been announced.