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

Friday, November 1, 2013

East St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Distribution

On October 31, 2013, Michael Scott, Jr., a forty-one year old East St. Louis, Illinois, man pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to distribution of cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Scott is scheduled for sentencing on February 27, 2014, at which time he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years’ in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000, not more than 3 years’ of supervised release after his prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

Facts presented in court revealed that on July 2, 2013, Scott sold twenty-eight grams of cocaine base to a confidential informant in Washington Park, Illinois, at the direction and arrangement of ATF agents.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015