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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cahokia Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

Dartayous R. Moore, 34, from Cahokia, IL, was sentenced on March 25, 2013, in District Court in East St. Louis, IL, on one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Moore was sentenced to 57 months in prison, one year of supervised release, fined $300 and ordered to pay $100 special assessment. Moore, who previously pled guilty, admitted that a firearm recovered during a law enforcement response to a disturbance at a residence in Washington Park, IL, on August 13, 2012, belonged to him. He forfeited the firearm. Moore admitted that he had possessed the gun, knowing that he was a convicted felon and knowing that it was illegal for him to have a gun.

The investigation was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew H. Brooks.

Updated February 19, 2015