Herrin Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Charles L. Schaubert, 28, of Herrin, IL, was sentenced on October 1, 2012, in federal district court in East St. Louis, IL, on one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
Schaubert was sentenced to six months in prison, to be followed by six months of home confinement, to be followed by one year of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $300. Schaubert had plead guilty on May 21, 2012. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on January 4, 2012, in Fairview Heights, Illinois, where, law enforcement officers responded to a call from hotel staff about a smell of marijuana coming from a hotel room occupied by Schaubert. After entering the room, officers recovered marijuana and a loaded firearm.
Prior to January 4, 2012, Schaubert had been convicted of a crime that was punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than one year.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Fairview Heights, IL, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.