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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

10 Years In Federal Prison For Bourbonnais Man For Distribution Of Crack Cocaine In Kankakee County

Urbana, Ill. – U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey today sentenced Damos S. Rosenthal, 39, of Bourbonnais, Ill., to a term of 121 months in federal prison for distribution of crack cocaine.

On Apr. 8, 2013, Rosenthal pleaded guilty to distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine in Kankakee on various occasions in October 2012. Rosenthal was arrested on Jan. 17, 2013, and has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest.

A factor in Rosenthal’s sentence, who faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, was two prior convictions for manufacture/delivery of cocaine: in 2002, Rosenthal was convicted in Kankakee County Circuit Court and sentenced to probation; in 2003, Rosenthal was again convicted for manufacture/delivery of cocaine, and was sentenced to serve five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG), with assistance from the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronda H. Coleman.

Updated June 22, 2015