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Kankakee Felon Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Possession of Guns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

URBANA, Ill. - U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce today sentenced Santos Salgado, 31, of the 800 block of E. Station St., Kankakee, Ill., to serve 72 months in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. Salgado was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release upon his release from prison. Salgado has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in June 2016. On Aug. 15, 2016, Salgado pled guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon as charged in the indictment.


Salgado pled guilty to possession of firearms: on Feb. 1, 2016, possession of a .22 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber rifle; and, on Mar. 24, 2016, possession of a .45 caliber handgun. At the time Salgado possessed the guns, he had prior felony convictions in Kankakee County.

The charges were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Kankakee Police Department; the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office; ISP/KAMEG; and, the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted in the Urbana Division by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Freres.

Updated February 13, 2017

Firearms Offenses