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CAHOKIA WOMAN CONVICTED ON CONTEMPT OF COURT CHARGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on September 20, 2011, Rosemary Cureton, age 55, of Cahokia, Illinois, was convicted on a charge of contempt of court after a one day bench trial in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Cureton had interfered with a federal witness who had been subpoenaed to testify at a recent federal jury trial where Ms. Cureton’s son was being prosecuted. Ms. Cureton was sentenced to a weekend in jail.

The investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Simonson.

 

 

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