MAN SENTENCED FOR POSSESSION OF FIREARM AS A CONVICTED FELON
On February 4, 2011, Frederick D. Wooten, 39, of East St. Louis, was sentenced in federal
district court in East St. Louis, Ill.-, following his plea of guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him
with Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District
of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
The Indictment charged that Wooten possessed a Smith & Wesson .357 caliber revolver on
November 8, 2009, after having been previously convicted, in St. Clair County on November 24, 1998,
of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Wooten was sentenced to a year and a day imprisonment, 2 years’ supervised release, a $100
special assessment, and a fine of $150. The judge also ordered forfeiture of the firearm.
The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen B. Clark.