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Oshkosh Man Sentenced in Green Bay Federal Court for Illegal Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that on October 11, 2019, Scott E. Billington, (age: 28) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm.

In September of 2018, officers with the Oshkosh Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant at Billington’s residence.  Officers recovered a large amount of marijuana, approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency, a .40 caliber firearm, and .22 caliber firearm.  Billington was convicted on state charges related to the marijuana.

A Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) conducted further investigation and tied Billington directly to the firearms.  Billington previously was convicted of domestic violence related battery in Winnebago County Circuit Court, and was therefore prohibited from ever possessing a firearm. 

In handing down the sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the “very serious nature of the crime” and the defendant’s lengthy criminal record.  In addition to the five-year prison sentence, he ordered Billington to spend three years on supervised release following his release from federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Oshkosh Police Department and the Milwaukee office of the ATF. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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Updated October 11, 2019