Category: Illinois – Southern District

Department of Justice Announces Launch of Firearms Trafficking Strike Forces to Crack Down on Sources of Crime Guns | USAO-SDIL

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – The U.S. Department of Justice today launched five cross-jurisdictional strike forces to help reduce gun violence by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking in key regions across  the  country.  Leveraging…

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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Offenses | USAO-SDIL

EAST  ST.  LOUIS,  Ill.  –  Lamondra  Beckley,  43,  of  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  pleaded  guilty  today  topossession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking…

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Madison Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Unlawful Gun Possession | USAO-SDIL

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Jeremy D. Mosby, 28, of Madison, Illinois, has been sentenced to 63 months for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Mosby pleaded guilty…

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Former Treasurer of Perry County Agricultural Society Indicted for Fraud | USAO-SDIL

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. – The former treasurer of the Perry County Agricultural Society (“PCAS”) isunder federal indictment for defrauding the PCAS out of more than $100,000. Billy E. Harris, 47, is charged…

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Christopher Grant Convicted in Federal Court for the Murder of Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins | USAO-SDIL

FAIRVIEW  HEIGHTS,  Ill.  –  Christopher  R.  Grant,  47,  of  East  St.  Louis,  Illinois,  faces  the possibility of life without parole following his guilty plea earlier today to a series of federal…

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AAR Corp. Settles False Claims Act Investigation For $11 Million | USAO-SDIL

WASHINGTON – AAR  Corp., located  in Wood  Dale,  Illinois, and  its subsidiary, AAR AirliftGroup  Inc.  (Airlift),  located  in  Melbourne,  Florida,  have  agreed  to  pay  the  United  States$11,088,000  to  resolve  allegations…

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Kansas Man Sentenced to 21 Years on Federal Drug Charges | USAO-SDIL

East St. Louis, Ill. – Lloyd Parker, 32, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was sentenced last week to 262 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Parker pled guilty…

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New FBI Undercover Operation Snares Six | USAO-SDIL

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – Six more men from Missouri and Illinois are facing federal charges forattempting to engage in sexual activity with minors. Eric E. Hamilton, II, 22, of Maryland…

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Ex-Mayor of Columbia Sentenced | USAO-SDIL

Columbia, Ill. – The former mayor of Columbia, Illinois, Kevin Hutchinson, was sentenced on Monday to two years’ probation, a $500 fine, and 40 hours of community service for lying…

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