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Incredulous Chicago Gang Enforcer Tells Indiana Fed Judge: “You’re Giving Me 40 Years for Guns?”

Maybe Bernard Ellis thought he’d be out of the joint in time for the next presidential election. But it looks like he won’t be out for the next one, or the next one, or….for a long long time.


By Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times
The reputed chief enforcer of the Gangster Disciples in the Chicago area has been ordered to spend 40 years in prison for illegally purchasing guns in in northwest Indiana.
Bernard Ellis, 41, of Country Club Hills, seemed surprised by the long prison term handed down Monday.
“You’re giving me 40 years for guns?” Ellis exclaimed, insisting he never killed anyone.
He told the judge the sentence was “crazy” and said he’ll appeal. But U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. said the sentence was justified, calling Ellis an “armed career criminal.”

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