CONVICTED FELON CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY POSSESSING
A WEAPON AND MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT TO THE FBI
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced
today that on January 21, 2011, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment against PATRICK D.
LIDDELL, age 40, of Belleville, Illinois. LIDDELL was charged with POSSESSION OF A
FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON and MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT when he told a
Special Agent of the FBI that he did not have a weapon in his vehicle. LIDDELL faces a penalty of up
to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, or both, and a term of supervised release of up
to three years for the possession charge and up to 5 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00,
or both, and a term of supervised release of up to three years for the false statement. All defendants are
presumed innocent of any charges until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of
The Indictment follows an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metro
East Safe Streets Task Force which is part of the East St. Louis Violent Crime Initiative. The prosecution
of the case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin F. Burke.