Category: Illinois – Central District

Nine Arrested, Charged with Federal Gun Crimes in Springfield | USAO-CDIL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Within the past six weeks, nine men have been arrested and charged in federal court with illegal possession of guns in Springfield, Ill., as part of an…

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Jury Convicts Springfield Man for Attempted Child Enticement | USAO-CDIL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A federal jury convicted a Springfield, Ill., man, Rafael Mercado Berrios, aka Jose Berrios, 42, of the 1200 block of N. 4th St., on June 4, of…

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McLean County Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death | USAO-CDIL

PEORIA, Ill. – A Bloomington, Ill., man, Jacob R. Schultz, 36, of the 500 block of W. Seminary St., was sentenced on June 3, 2021, to serve 20 years in…

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Central Illinois Man Charged with Four April 2021 Robberies | USAO-CDIL

PEORIA. Ill. – A grand jury today indicted a Central Illinois man, John W. Beck, 54, of Mechanicsburg, Ill., for allegedly committing four robberies over a two-week period in April…

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Pekin Woman Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child | USAO-CDIL

PEORIA, Ill. – U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid today sentenced a Pekin, Ill., woman, Rachel Miller, 29, of the 1400 block of Summit Dr., to serve 30 years in…

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Former Adminstrator, Supervisor of Illinois Secretary of State Department of Vehicle Services Sentenced for Fraud Scheme | USAO-CDIL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A former administrator and supervisor for the Illinois Secretary of State’s Department of Vehicle Services, Candace Faye Wanzo, 58, of Centralia, Ill., has been ordered to serve…

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Recognizes National Police Week, Sacrifice and Dedication of Fallen Central Illinois Officers | USAO-CDIL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In honor of National Police Week, on behalf of the Central District of Illinois’ U.S. Attorney’s Office, Acting U.S. Attorney Douglas J. Quivey recognizes the dedication and…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Child Sex Crimes in Central Illinois | USAO-CDIL

URBANA, Ill. – Senior U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm today sentenced Caleb Hickman, 46, of Granger, Ind., to serve 180 months (15 years) in federal prison for attempted enticement,…

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Champaign Man to Serve Nearly 11 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography | USAO-CDIL

URBANA, Ill. – Senior U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm today sentenced Mathew McDuffie, 37, of the 1500 block of Holly Hill Dr., Champaign, Ill., to serve 130 months (10…

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