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2013 IN REVIEW: 'Straw' Buyer Sentenced For Supplying Gun That Killed CopMichael Henry admitted he bought the guns used by Andrew Thomas, a convicted felon, to kill Plymouth Township police officer Brad Fox in September 2012.
Stricter Sentences Coming For Straw PurchasersA Philadelphia man and drug addict was sentenced to at least two years in prison this week for buying guns for his drug dealer last year.
Straw Purchaser Pleads Guilty To Buying Guns For 16-Year-OldLuke Dercole, 32, admitted in court on Wednesday to buying numerous guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer in Philadelphia.
Man Sentenced After Posting Death Threat On Facebook PageA Facebook page threat to kill witnesses resulted in a guilty plea in a Philadelphia courtroom this week. The threat grew out of a straw purchase gun conspiracy.
Northeast Philadelphia Man Charged With Buying Guns For 16-Year-OldPhiladelphia district attorney Seth Williams announced the arrest of a 32-year-old man who bought guns for a 16-year-old.
2 People Arrested For Making Straw Purchases In PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police have arrested two people in connection with the straw purchases of six different handguns.
Pa. Lawmaker Pushing For Tougher Penalties For Illegal Gun OwnersA Montgomery County lawmaker is pushing legislation designed to take guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them by putting them behind bars for a longer period of time.
Judge Makes An Example Of Confessed Straw PurchaserAuthorities say a first time offender who admitted buying guns for criminal acquaintances has been sentenced and the judge sends a strong message to him and other potential straw purchasers.
Bryan Lentz Takes Over Regional Gun Violence Task ForceAfter a failed bid for Congress, a former Delaware County State Representative has landed on his feet as the new head of a unit designed to reduce gun violence on the streets of the Philadelphia region.
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