Alhambra Man Pleads Guilty To Marijuana, Firearm, and Money Laundering Offenses
An Alhambra man waived indictment and pled guilty to a Criminal Information alleging three
felony offenses in Federal Court in East St. Louis on July 12, 2012, the United States Attorney for
the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Gene Scott Crawford,
47, entered pleas of guilty to Unlawful Manufacture and Possession with Intent to Distribute
Marijuana (Count 1); Possession of a Firearm In Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime (Count
2); and Money Laundering (Count 3) in United States District Court in East St. Louis. Crawford also
agreed to forfeit $99,110.00 in United States Currency, which represented proceeds obtained directly
or indirectly as a result of the violation alleged in Count 1 or which was used or intended to be used
in any manner or part to commit or to facilitate the commission of Count 1.
Crawford is currently scheduled to be sentenced on October 26, 2012. At that time, he faces
potential sentences on each count as follows: Count 1, Unlawful Manufacture and Possession with
Intent to Distribute Marijuana: up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, at least 2 years
supervised release, and a $100 special assessment; Count 2, Possession of Firearm in Furtherance
of a Drug Trafficking Crime: not less than 5 years in prison (to run consecutively with any other
sentence imposed), a fine of up to $250,000, not more than 5 years of supervised release, and a $100
special assessment; and Count 3, Money Laundering: up to10 years in prison; a fine of up to
$250,000, not more than 3 years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
Evidence in support of the prosecution was obtained in an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA), Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, the Illinois State Police and the Fairmont City Police Department.
The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey for prosecution.