Category: Illinois – Southern District

Two Southern Illinois Amtrack Stations Part of $2.25 Million Justice Department Settlement | USAO-SDIL

Patrons  of  two  Amtrak  stations  in  the  Southern  District  of  Illinois  may  be  eligible for compensation as part of a recent Justice Department settlement. On January 29, federalauthorities announced that a…

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Southern Illinois U.S Attorney’s Office and FBI Springfield Call on Public To Report Hate Crimes | USAO-SDIL

Fairview Heights, Ill. – U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft and FBI Springfield Special Agent inCharge Sean M. Cox reaffirm their commitment to investigating and prosecuting hate crimes inSouthern Illinois and…

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Three Metro East Men Facing Federal Bank Fraud Charges | USAO-SDIL

East St. Louis, Ill. – Lagardo Wright, 20, and Aijeigh McShan, 19, of Fairview Heights, Illinois,and a third man, Cedric Sheard, Jr., 20, of Belleville, Illinois, have been charged in…

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Southern Illinois Mail Thief Sentenced to Prison | USAO-SDIL

A man who repeatedly stole mail from mailboxes in Southern Illinois is heading to prison. Seth W.Sorensen, 45, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison and…

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Missouri Couple Charged With Bankruptcy Fraud and Evading Bank Reporting Requirements | USAO-SDIL

A Camden County, Missouri couple are facing bankruptcy fraud and structuring charges arising out ofa scheme to defraud the federal bankruptcy court for the Southern District of Illinois. Kevin  and Catharine …

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Former Williamson County Mail Carrier Sentenced for Stealing Rebate Checks | USAO-SDIL

Brittany Freeman, 27, of Johnston City, Illinois (Williamson County), was sentenced this week tothree years’ probation and a $100 fine and was ordered to pay $704.10 in restitution to hervictims….

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East Alton Woman Charged With Stealing Disabled Daughter’s Social Security Funds | USAO-SDIL

A federal grand jury in East St. Louis, Illinois, has returned a 21-count indictment chargingMelissa D. Wasylak, 48, of East Alton, with stealing Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) fundsthat were intended…

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Former Scott AFB Airman Sentenced to Prison For Distributing Child Pornography | USAO-SDIL

East St. Louis, Ill. – Jace Faugno, 25, of Paducah, Kentucky, has been sentenced to 78 months inprison for two counts of distributing child pornography. Chief United States District Judge…

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Former Federal Prison Official and Factory manager at USP-Marion Sentenced to Prison | USAO-SDIL

Benton, Ill. – Shawn E. Whitecotton, 50, of Herrin, Illinois, was sentenced to 16 months confinement today, consisting of 8 months in federal prison and 8 months of home confinement after his…

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O’Fallon Building Co. Settles Fraud Claims | USAO-SDIL

Fairview Heights, Ill. – R&W Builders, Inc. (R&W) of O’Fallon, Illinois, has agreed to pay the United States $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by…

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