C.S. had plenty of cash. He wanted plenty of guns. He wanted them fast. He was a dream customer. He got what he wanted.
Federal agents allege that last April 22, Levaine “Boo Man” Tanksley invited C.S. to his home on the South Side and sold him three .45-caliber Glock semi-automatic pistols for $2,300.
C.S. — the initials stand for “confidential source” — was wearing a wire. An ex-felon, he was working undercover for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF agents were watching and listening.
Prosecutors say that Tanksley sold four more pistols to C.S. that day for $5,300 and bragged that his guys were “coming back with another order … 30 more.”
They met again — the same day — in a Chinatown parking lot, where C.S. bought four more pistols for $2,200. Another nine guns changed hands for $7,500 that day…Keep reading