Man Sentenced for Trafficking Guns Into Chicago

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    David Lewisbey

    A suburban Chicago 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 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."

    The 24-year-old is from South Holland. 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.