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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

STEPHEN R. WIGGINTON UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

Nine Executive Drive, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208 402 West Main Street, Benton, Illinois 62812

For Immediate Release Public Information Officer December 10, 2010 FAUSA Randy G. Massey (618) 628-3700

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, MAN SENTENCED FOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that today JOHN WYSINGER, age 43, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for his participation in a cocaine distribution ring. In addition WYSINGER was sentenced to a term of 10 years of supervised release, a fine of $1,250, and a special assessment of $200.

WYSINGER was found guilty on July 22, 2010, of one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and one count of Aiding and Abetting the Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine after a four-day jury trial in United States District Court in East St. Louis. WYSINGER, is one of six defendants convicted in the scheme.

The investigation which resulted in WYSINGER’S conviction was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. The Drug Enforcement Administration led the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Simonson.

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