Category: Illinois – Southern District

CRAWFORD COUNTY PAIR PLEAD GUILTY TO VEHICLE BREAK IN AND IDENTITY THEFT SCHEME | USAO-SDIL

BENTON, Ill. –– An Oblong man and Robinson woman pleaded guilty on Thursday, August 4, 2022, to breaking into cars, stealing checks and IDs from vehicles, and committing identity theft in…

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FORMER TREASURER OF PERRY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR FRAUD | USAO-SDIL

Benton, Ill. – Yesterday afternoon, in federal court in Benton, IL, Billy E. Harris, 49, the former treasurer of the Perry County Agricultural Society (“PCAS”), was sentenced to 21 months in…

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“Felony Lane Gang” Member Who Defrauded Illinois Bank Using Stolen Identity Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison | USAO-SDIL

East St. Louis, Ill. – Delvin O.E. Mills, 29, of North Lauderdale, Florida, was sentenced to 42 months in prison on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in connection with his involvement in…

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Vandalia Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Offenses | USAO-SDIL

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Shane Hans, 45, of Vandalia, Illinois, pled guilty in federal court on Thursday, July 21, 2022, to one count of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of…

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Three Effingham County Residents Charged with Methamphetamine Offenses | USAO-SDIL

BENTON, Ill. – Kimberly J. Atkins, 45, of Effingham, Illinois, Tyler R. Schumacher, 36, of Altamont, Illinois, and Jennifer M. Hazlett, 34, of Altamont, Illinois, were each charged in a separate federal…

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Centralia Man Sentenced to 240 Months for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Stolen Firearm | USAO-SDIL

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Ian N. Merideth, 38, of Centralia, Illinois, was sentenced today in federal court to 20 years in prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm and being…

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Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine into Southern Illinois | USAO-SDIL

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The ringleader of a Houston-based cocaine trafficking operation has been sentenced in the Southern District of Illinois to federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, bringing to…

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Woman Who Defrauded Illinois Bank Using Fake Identity Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison | USAO-SDIL

East St. Louis, Ill. – Heather Harper, 38, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced to thirty months in prison on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in connection with her involvement in a conspiracy…

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Jury Convicts California Man in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy | USAO-SDIL

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – After a week-long trial, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict convicting a California man of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances.Arturo Ledesma,…

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POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY LEADS TO 6 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS MAN | USAO-SDIL

BENTON,  Ill.  –  A  Fairview  Heights  man  is  heading  to  federal  prison  for  possession  of  child pornography. Michael M. Rapa, 68, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, was sentenced on Thursday, June 2,…

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