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Man sentenced to more than 16 years for illegally selling guns

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A Chicago man was sentenced to more than 16 years in a federal prison Wednesday for selling 11 guns to an undercover informant he thought was a high-ranking member of a Chicago street gang.

Terrence Griggs, 36, was sentenced to 200 months in prison for selling two shotguns, four pistols, three revolvers, two rifles and one bulletproof vest to an informant for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 2011, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The firearms Griggs sold were transported from Indiana to the streets of Chicago, the statement said.

“The city of Chicago is plagued with gun violence, and many of the guns in that violence are purchased through illegal sales like the ones Griggs orchestrated, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel M. Krull said in the sentencing memorandum.