HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) — A Hammond man will spend 18 months in prison after he lied about buying guns in Indiana and selling them to people in Chicago.
Darryl Ivery, Jr., 24, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to making false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearms, United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson said.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
In addition to the prison sentence, Ivery will have one year of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, between February and August 2020, Ivery purchased 26 firearms on 17 different occasions from federally licensed firearms dealers in Lake County, Indiana.READ MORE: COVID-19 Disparities: First Peek Inside New Lifestyle Hub - One Solution To Ending Disproportionate Impact On Black Chicagoans
In each of the transactions, Ivery falsely certified on federal forms that he was the actual buyer.
In reality, Ivery purchased the firearms for other individuals from Chicago, who paid him between $100 and $800 over cost to make the purchase.
Authorities have recovered seven of the firearms: six in Chicago and one in Gary.MORE NEWS: COPA Completes Investigation Into Fatal 2021 Police Shooting Of Anthony Alvarez
Five of the firearms were recovered by law enforcement within one month of purchase, and one was recovered at the scene of a shooting.