Chicago woman indicted on charges of buying guns for felon

Updated 10/12/2018 1:40 PM

CHICAGO -- Federal authorities accuse a Chicago woman of buying guns for a felon who is prohibited from buying them on his own.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago announced Friday it has indicted 31-year-old Monica Navejar on charges of making false statements and disposing of a firearm to a convicted felon. An arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Associated Press left a message seeking comment from Navejar's attorney.

Authorities allege Navejar bought guns three guns in 2015 and 2017 in the Indiana cities of Hammond and Gary. The indictment says the felon was with her for one purchase, and she provided him other guns she previously bought for her own use.

One charge filed against her carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and another up to 10 years.

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