A Chicago man has
been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for providing false
information to a federal firearms licensee when acquiring firearms, the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana is reporting.
Paul Fowlkes, 23,
was sentenced this week to 30 months in prison and two years of supervised
According to court
filings, Fowlkes purchased more than 25 firearms during a one-year period,
between March 2016 and March 2017, using a false home address on required
forms when making purchases in the Indiana’s Northern District.
“Fowlkes received a
sentencing enhancement for trafficking in firearms due to the determination
that at least eight of the firearms purchased by him in Indiana were later
recovered by law enforcement in the possession of other persons, including
juveniles and convicted felons, in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio,” the U.S.
Attorney’s Office said.
The case was
investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in
cooperation with the Indianapolis and Chicago Police departments.