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Missouri Man Who Lied To Federal Agents And Fled Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

June 07, 2012

Zeno David Vigneault, 34, of Kimberling City, Missouri, was sentenced to 36 months (3
years) in federal prison for making false statements to federal officers, Stephen R. Wigginton, United
States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Vigneault was also placed on
three years supervised release and fined $500.

Vigneault had previously pleaded guilty to an Indictment which charged that on May 29,
2011, in Williamson County, Vigneault made a material false statement in that Vigneault gave a false
name to a Law Enforcement Officer for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The evidence
indicated that Vigneault gave a false name because Vigneault had an outstanding arrest warrant.
Vigneault then fled from the officer, but was arrested several days later.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service,
the United States Marshal Service, the Illinois State Police, and other local law enforcement

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.
















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