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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

East St. Louis Man Sentenced To Over Five Years For Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that William A. Moore, 29, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis for the crime of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Moore was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison, to be followed by 2 years’ supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $500. The charge relates to an incident that occurred on December 30, 2013, in East St. Louis, Illinois, when law enforcement agents went to Moore’s home on a state arrest warrant and discovered four firearms in the home. Moore was previously convicted of possession with intent to deliver marijuana on April 8, 2004, in St. Clair County. The sentencing judge also ordered forfeiture of the firearms.

The case was investigated by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.

Updated March 5, 2015