Indy man found guilty of buying Indiana guns, selling them in Chicago


By: Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been found guilty of dealing firearms from a porch on Chicago’s West Side.

Willie Lee Biles Jr. was found guilty Wednesday on federal charges of dealing firearms without a license. Prosecutors alleged the 44-year-old Biles would regularly make trips from Indiana, were he bought guns from a licensed dealer, to Chicago.

According to a U.S. Justice Department news release, Biles would sell the weapons for two to three times the price he paid for them. It said Biles never asked for identification, and he failed to verify whether buyers could legally possess firearms.

Authorities say seven of the firearms Biles sold were later recovered by law enforcement in the Chicago area.

U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis scheduled Biles’ sentencing hearing for Nov. 16.