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Press Release

East Saint Louis Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Offense

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

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Kasmiel Samuel Sumrall, 28, of East Saint Louis, pled guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The charge carries maximum penalties of ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. Sumrall is detained (held without bond) pending sentencing set for August 7, 2015.

Court records indicate that Sumrall admitted that on October 6, 2014, in East Saint Louis, he possessed a 9-mm., caliber Ruger semi-automatic pistol handgun, its magazine, and ten rounds of 9-mm., caliber ammunition, after he had previously been convicted on October 30, 2007, of the felony offense of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police.

The case was investigated by the East Saint Louis Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Liam Coonan.

Updated May 5, 2015