Alhambra Man Sentenced on Marijuana, Firearm, and Money Laundering Offenses
An Alhambra man was sentenced in Federal Court in East St. Louis on November 2, 2012, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Gene Scott Crawford, 47, was sentenced to eighty-one (81) months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his convictions on 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 was ordered to pay a $750 fine and a $300 special assessment. Crawford was also ordered 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.
Evidence in support of the prosecution was obtained in an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA), Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, and the Illinois State Police.
The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey for prosecution.