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Chicago man gets 30-month term for straw purchases of guns in Indiana

A Chicago man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for straw purchasing guns in Indiana.

U.S. District 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 is to be followed by two years of supervised release.

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

They said that at least eight of the guns he bought were later recovered from others in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, including minors and felons.