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Contact: Randall Samborn, Assistant US Attorney, Public Information Officer
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December 29 Rockford Resident Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm  
December 23 Former Owner and Former Manager of Lt's Bar Each Sentenced to Federal Prison for Tax Conspiracy  
December 21 14 Rockford, Chicago and Sterling Men Charged with Federal Conspiracy and Cocaine Distribution Offenses - Eleven in Custody - Three At Large  
December 17 Former Operator of Lt's Bar Sentenced to Federal Prison for Tax Conspiracy  
December 10 Man Pleads Guilty to Corruption in Connection with Ironworkers Union Pension Plans  
November 23 Two Rockford Men Indicted on Federal Gun Charges  
November 19 Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud in Northern Illinois and Five Other States  
November 12 Rockford Man Sentenced to 186 Months in Federal Prison as an "Armed Career Criminal" Illegally Possessing Firearms  
November 10 Seven Rockford Men Sentenced to Federal Prison on Federal Gun Dealing and/or Drug Trafficking Charges  
November 9 Rockford Man Arrested for Bank Robbery of U. S. Bank in Freeport  
November 9 Man Indicted for Capron Bank Robbery  
October 29 Janesville Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Using Internet to Arrange Sex with South Beloit Minor  
October 28 Cedarville Man Arrested for Bank Robbery of Bank One in Rockford  
October 27 Rockford Resident Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm  
October 24 Two Local Men Charged with Possessing Stolen Mail  
October 20 Machinery Mover Local 136 President Pleads Guilty to Receiving Graft in Connection with Union Pension Plans  
October 1 Former Owner of Lt's Bar Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Conspiracy  
September 29 Former Operators of Lt's Bar Plead Guilty to Federal Tax Conspiracy  
September 29 Former Area Residents Plead Guilty to Making False Statements of Threats of Personal Injury to Federal Agents  
September 15 Aurora Man Sentenced to 105 Months in Federal Prison for Committing 6 Bank Robberies in Northern Illinois  
September 15 Aurora Man Pleads Guilty to Six Bank Robberies in Northern Illinois  
September 10 Rockford Ironworker Local Business Manager Found Guilty of Graft in Connection with Union Pension Plans  
September 3 Former Bookkeeper Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Defrauding Chain Hotel in Rockford Out of At Least $350,000  
August 25 Admitted Leader of $10 Million Real Estate Closing Scam Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges  
August 9 Janesville Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges of Using Internet to Arrange Sex with South Beloit Minor  
August 6 Former Financial Secretary Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Defrauding Rockford Church  
July 30 Freeport Law Partners Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to File Federal Income Tax Returns  
July 27 Freeport Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Distributing Crack Cocaine  
June 24 Esmond Man Sentenced to 114 Months in Federal Prison without Parole for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine  
June 24 Huntley Drug Dealer Sentenced to 62 Months in Federal Prison; $290,000 in Drug-Related Assets Forfeited  
June 24 Rockford Resident Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison without Parole for Conspiracy to Distribute "Crack" Cocaine  
June 11 Sycamore Man Sentenced to 92 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Charges  
June 4 Charges Announced Against 9 Associated with 2 Drug Trafficking Organizations; One Pleads Guilty, Admits Organizations Distributed 100s of Kilograms of Cocaine & Heroin; Drugs & $300,000 in Assets Seized  
June 4 Former Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Chain Hotel in Rockford Out of At Least $350,000  
May 26 Freeport Law Partners Plead Guilty to Failing to File Federal Income Tax Returns and Admit Non-Payment of Taxes  
May 26 Former Financial Secretary Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Rockford Church Out of At Least $140,000  
May 17 Rockford Man Sentenced to 43 Months in Federal Prison for Bank Robbery of Associated Bank in Rockford  
May 14 Former Rockord Man Sentenced to 102 Months in Federal Prison for Armed Bank Robbery of Belvidere Bank and Trust Company  
May 5 Two Rockford Men Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug Charges  
April 29 Freeport Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Distribution of Cocaine  
April 27 Rockford Resident Sentenced to 102 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm  
April 23 Rockford Resident Sentenced to 175 Months in Federal Prison without Parole for Distributing Cocaine  
April 13 Eleven Individuals Charged with Fraud and Money Laundering in Connection with $9.6 Million Real Estate Closing Scam  
April 9 Sycamore Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges  
April 8 Rockford Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Possessing Six Stolen Firearms  
March 23 Janesville Man Indicted for Using Internet to Arrange Sex with South Beloit Minor and Traveling to South Beloit for That Sex  
March 19 Rockford Resident Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute "Crack" Cocaine  
March 15 Janesville Man Charged with Traveling Across State Lines to South Beloit to Engage in a Sexual Act with a Minor  
March 12 Freeport Man Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison without Parole for the Armed Robbery of the Union Savings Bank in Freeport  
March 11 Former Rockord Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery of Belvidere Bank and Trust Company  
March 11 Former Harmon Township Supervisor Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling More Than $200,000 from the Township and Defrauding Two Area Banks  
February 20 Rockford Resident Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm  
February 10 Federal Grand Jury Indicts Three Men for Bank Robberies of First Federal Bank and Union Savings Bank in Rockford  
February 10 Rockford Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury as "Armed Career Criminal" Illegally Possessing Firearms  
January 27 Three Individuals Charged with Corruption in Connection with Ironworkers Union Pension Plans  
January 21 Illegal Alien Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States  
January 21 Freeport Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Aiding and Abetting Armed Robbery of Union Savings Bank in Freeport  
January 20 Rockford Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison on Firearm and Marijuana Charges  
January 20 Retired Pilot Sentenced to 20 Months in Federal Prison for Evading Federal Income Tax Totaling More Than $260,000  
January 20 Rockford Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal Prison for Attempting to Purchase Cocaine for Resale  
January 8 Rockford Federal Jury Finds Freeport Man Guilty of the Armed Robbery of the Union Savings Bank in Freeport  
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