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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Brooklyn Man Found Guilty On Firearms Charge

Jason L. White, 28, of Venice, was found guilty today by a jury in federal court in East St. Louis of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced. The court set sentencing for August 30, 2013, at which time White may face up to ten years in prison.

The jury found that, between March 23, 2011, and March 31, 2011, in St. Clair County, White knowingly and unlawfully possessed a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. White had previously been convicted of a felony, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance Within 1000 Feet of a Church, in Madison County, Illinois.

The case was investigated by agents and officers of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Illinois State Police Metro-East Forensic Science Laboratory, the Illinois Department of Corrections’ Parole Office, the Brooklyn Police Department, and the East St. Louis Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen B. Clark and Liam Coonan.

Updated February 19, 2015