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

Monday, February 6, 2017

East St. Louis Resident Charged As Felon in Possession of a Firearm


Timothy J. Felty, 50, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged on January 18, 2017 with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today.

The indictment alleges that on December 7, 2016, Felty knowingly possessed two firearms in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). If convicted, Felty faces on each count a prison sentence of up to ten years, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years supervised release.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, that charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Metro East Public Corruption Task Force. The case is being prosecuted byAssistant United States Attorney James G. Piper, Jr.


Firearms Offenses
Updated February 6, 2017