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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 7, 2014

East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

Phillip S. Miller, 23, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on April 4, 2014, in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois, on one count of possession of a stolen firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Miller was sentenced to 8 months in prison, two years supervised release, fined $500, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Miller pled guilty on November 15, 2013. A parole compliance check conducted by law enforcement officials at Miller’s home on January 15, 2013, led to the discovery of a Glock, model 22, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol in a bedroom he occupied. Miller admitted to purchasing the firearm from a drug addict off the streets. The gun was reported stolen out of Clinton County in April 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Special Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong prosecuted the case.

Updated February 19, 2015