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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Convicted Felon Sentenced To Prison For Possession Of Ammunition

Leangelo M. Newton, 31, was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 30 months in prison and two years of supervised release on one count of Possession of Ammunition by a Felon. Evidence showed that on June 26, 2014, Newton was in East St. Louis at the residence of a convicted felon, who was on parole, when agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Illinois Department of Corrections came to conduct a parole compliance check. Agents conducted pat downs of each person present within the home for safety reasons and found Newton to be in possession of five rounds of ammunition. Newton had been convicted of and was on probation for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance in St. Clair County.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Illinois Department of Corrections Parole Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Reppert.

Updated April 29, 2015