Definition of straw buyer in English:

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straw buyer


A person who buys something on behalf of someone else in order to circumvent legal restrictions or enable fraud: straw buyers purchased weapons and passed them on to cartels and criminals
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  • Under federal law, straw buyers cannot be held liable for deaths caused by the weapons they bought.
  • Samuels, 36, is accused of recruiting straw buyers to purchase units in multifamily dwellings from September 2006 to July 2008.
  • They "fail to utilize basic training instruction that would help dealers and distributors recognize straw buyers or avoid distribution to illegal purchasers."
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