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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, September 8, 2017

Former Pulaski County Illinois Resident Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography and Mail Fraud


Clint Wade Green, 42, of Paducah, Ky., pled guilty to four counts of Receipt of Child Pornography and one count of Mail Fraud, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Sentencing is set for December 12, 2017 in Benton, Illinois. Green has been ordered detained pending sentencing.

Green pled guilty to knowingly receiving materials that contained child pornography on four separate occasions in October 2015 in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(2)(B). Green faces a prison sentence of not less than 5 years and up to 20 years on each count, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years supervised release. Green also pled guilty toMail Fraud in September of 2014 in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341. The Mail Fraud count alleged that Green did unlawfully divert, via the United States Mails, checks payable to the Pulaski County Development Association (PCDA) into his personal banking account after his service as Executive Director of the PCDA from approximately November of 2010 through November of 2013. Green faces a prison sentence of up to 20 years, up to 3 years supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and $51,881.60 in restitution to the PCDA.

The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Marion, the Department of Agriculture-OIG, and the Illinois State Police. The Paducah Kentucky Police Department also participated in this investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James G. Piper, Jr.

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Updated September 8, 2017