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East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

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

Kevin L. Walker, 26, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis, IL, on February 26, 2016, to 57 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years supervised release, as well as the payment of a $150 special assessment, and a $400 fine, for his recent conviction for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

Facts presented in court revealed that on January 29, 2015, Walker, a previously convicted felon, was arrested for auto theft. After being handcuffed, Walker began to squirm and admitted to possessing a loaded gun in his front right pocket. This firearm was seized by East St. Louis detectives. Walker then admitted to possessing a shotgun at a residence in East St. Louis, Illinois. This firearm was also seized the following day by law enforcement officials.

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

Updated February 29, 2016