Gun Shop Owner Gets 90 Month Prison Sentence

Several of Ugur "Mike" Yildiz's guns were used in violent crimes in Canada, police say

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    Ugur "Mike" Yildiz

    A suburban Chicago gun store owner who smuggled more than weapons into Canada and kept them in a storage locker before distributing them throughout Ontario has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

    Authorities say some of the 220 weapons that 39-year-old Ugur "Mike" Yildiz, exported to Canada have been used in violent crimes, primarily in the Toronto area. Police said they've been able to recover about a quarter of them.

    The Park Ridge man owned the Chicagoland Bells gun store in Franklin Park until federal authorities revoked his license for violating the gun-control act in 2003.

    Yildiz pleaded guilty in March to violating the Arms Export Control Act for smuggling the firearms. 

    This graphic links the weapons with some of the crimes: