News and Press Releases

Venice Man Sentenced for Firearm Offense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2013

Justin J. Harper, 24, of Venice, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court on September 30, 2013, to 100 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a $400 fine, for 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.

Court proceedings revealed that on October 5, 2011, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant of a rear bedroom at a home in Venice, Illinois. Upon entering the residence, officers observed Harper exiting the bedroom. A search of the bedroom recovered a 9mm semi-automatic pistol from underneath the bed.

This investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter
Red Ribbon Week October 23-31
Victim Witness

Click here for information in multiple victim cases.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Our nation-wide commitment to reducing gun crime in America.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

What Makes Schools Safer? Using science to discover what works. Federal funding available. Visit NIJ.gov, keywords: 'comprehensive school safety intiative'