Chicago Man Gets 30 Months For Indiana Straw Purchases

CHICAGO (CBS) —  A Chicago man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for straw purchasing guns in Indiana.

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen sentenced 23-year-old Paul Fowlkes to 30 months in prison for providing false information to a federal firearms licensee during gun purchases, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

His sentence will be followed by two years of supervised release.

Fowlkes used a false home address on required forms when he bought 25 firearms between March 2016 and March 2017 in Indiana, prosecutors said.

At least eight of the guns he bought were later recovered in the possession of other people, including minors and felons, in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.

 (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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