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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 8, 2016

Two Men Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charges

Rock Island, Ill. – Two men were sentenced today to federal prison in separate cases for being felons in possession of firearms, as announced by U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis, Central District of Illinois.

Chief U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid ordered Brandon McNeal, 24, of the 1600 block of  12th Avenue, Moline, Ill., to serve 10 years in federal prison, to be followed by a three year term of supervised release.  At the conclusion of the sentencing hearing, McNeil was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals.  On Sept. 11, 2015, McNeil entered a plea of guilty to a single count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

In a separate case, Chief Judge Shadid ordered Hasan Stoner, 23, of 16000 block of Glen Oak Drive, Country Club Hills, Ill., to serve 37 months in federal prison to be followed by two years of supervised release. Stoner was also remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing.  On Sept. 11, 2015, Stoner entered a plea of guilty to a single count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Both cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Mehochko, and the charges were the result of investigations by the Moline Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated January 11, 2016