McCompStat's Idea Comes True
- A west suburban man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday for selling at least 80 guns to people he knew were Chicago gang members, officials said.
Walter Freeman, 36, of Lisle, was sentenced after he was found guilty of selling revolvers and semi-automatic weapons to gang members, according to a statement from U.S. Department of Justice.
According to the plea agreement, Freeman traded crack cocaine to a co-defendant, Timothy Vana, 54, of Forest Park, for the guns. He also admitted to selling about 7 grams of crack cocaine per week from 2008-2013, prosecutors said.
A plea agreement for 16 years - that's amazing for Illinois, but it was Federal Court. You send these guys away for two decades and you'll see straw buying drop off to levels never before experienced.
Labels: gun issues