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Centralia Man Sentenced To Fourteen Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Firearms By Felon

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

A Centralia man, who pled guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison on March 2, 2016, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. Darryll W. Kaufman, 25, of Centralia, Illinois, received a 168-month sentence, actually calculated as two 84-month sentences which were ordered to be served consecutively, one to the other, for possession of firearms by a felon. Following release from imprisonment, Kaufman will serve a 3-year term of supervised release. Kaufman was also fined $600 and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment. Kaufman pleaded guilty to the charges on July 21, 2015.

"This is a deservedly lengthy sentence for a young man. All of the law abiding citizens of Southern Illinois should be thankful to the federal court for removing such a dangerous individual from our society." said Acting United States Attorney Porter.

The charges arose from incidents in Patoka and Greenville, Illinois, where Kaufman possessed fifteen firearms that he had stolen in residential burglaries in those communities. Noting that Kaufman had a lengthy criminal history after being trained as a criminal by his mother, the sentencing judge called Kaufman a "violent, dangerous man who is likely to recidivate. I question whether there is a place for you in civilized society. I see nothing but a dim future for you." The judge also set these sentences to run consecutive to a 10-year sentence that Kaufman is serving in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a separate burglary that Kaufman committed in Cumberland County in 2013.

The case was investigated by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and members of the Marion County Sheriff’s Departments. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen B. Clark.

Updated March 3, 2016