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East St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Firearm Records

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

On March 5, 2014, Mack Davis, Jr., a 22-year old East St. Louis, Illinois, man pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to one count of filing false firearm records, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Davis is scheduled for sentencing on June 27, 2014, at which time he faces a maximum sentence of 5 years’ in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, not more than 3 years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Court proceedings revealed that on February 19, 2013, Davis pled guilty to a felony residential burglary charge in St. Clair County, Illinois. That same day he went to Ron and Jo’s Firearms and Sporting Supplies, Inc., attempting to purchase two firearms. In order to purchase, Davis filled out Federal Firearms Form 4473, marking “no” to a question asking whether or not he had been convicted in court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Special Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 19, 2015