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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Oshkosh Couple Indicted on Federal Firearm Charges

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on April 2, 2019, a federal grand jury issued an indictment against Scott E. Billington (age: 28) and Kody E. Gurske (age: 23) both of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The indictment alleges that Billington and Gurske possessed firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A). The indictment also alleges that Gurske sold or disposed of a firearm to a person prohibited by law from possessing a firearm in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(d)(9), and that Billington possessed firearms after a conviction for a crime of domestic violence contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(9).

If convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, each faces a mandatory 5 year prison sentence and up to a lifetime of imprisonment. Billington and Gurske’s other charges carry a maximum penalty of up to ten years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Oshkosh Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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Updated April 4, 2019