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IL Man Gets 9 Years for Firearm Trafficking

WGIL Newsroom . State News 232

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area man was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for trafficking firearms from Missouri.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Richard Carrino of Crest Hill was sentenced Monday in federal court in Chicago. The sentence was announced on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Carrino couldn’t legally buy or possess firearms because of a previous felony conviction.

His sister bought five guns in Missouri between November 2012 and February 2013 and shipped them to Carrino in Illinois.

Authorities say Carrino removed serial numbers on at least three of the guns that he sold to an undercover federal agent posing as a convicted felon who couldn’t obtain guns on his own.

Both Carrino and his sister pleaded guilty.

Twenty-five-year-old Angela Marie Carrino of O’Fallon, Mo., is scheduled for sentencing in May.

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