Gun Shop Owner Gets 90 Month Prison Sentence

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

Friday, Dec 18, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 PM CDT
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Gun Shop Owner Gets 90 Month Prison Sentence

NationalPost.com

Ugur "Mike" Yildiz

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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 NationalPost.com graphic links the weapons with some of the crimes:
 

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