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South suburban man sentenced for gun trafficking

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Associated Press

A South suburban man has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in federal prison for buying hundreds of firearms and high-capacity magazines from gun shows in Indiana and selling them illegally in Chicago.

Prosecutors say David Lewisbey, 24, of South Holland bought up weapons by the duffel bag from 2008 to 2012.

In a sentencing memo, prosecutors said Lewisbey was "pumping numerous unregistered and untraceable firearms into the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago."

He was convicted of dealing firearms without a federal license, illegally transporting firearms across state lines and interstate travel to sell guns without a license.

The plot unraveled when several co-defendants sold a shipment of weapons to someone cooperating with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Lewisbey's sentencing was Wednesday.

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