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12 January 2000

Chicago Tribune

The corporate owner of a suburban gun shop and one of its salesclerks went on trial Tuesday in federal court on charges of illegally selling 10 handguns and semiautomatic weapons to undercover Chicago police officers. Prosecutors alleged that Universal Firearms Ltd., which owns Bell's Gun and Sport Shop in Franklin Park, and Dean Ceretti, an employee, knowingly sold the guns to "straw purchasers"-individuals who bought firearms for others who couldn't buy them because,... (

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