Skip to main content
Press Release

Gun Crime Sends Belleville Man to Federal Prison for Eight Years

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


Anthony J. LeFlore, 54, of Belleville, Illinois, has been sentenced to 96 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Steven D. Weinhoeft, announced today. LeFlore pleaded guilty to the charge without a plea agreement in October 2018.

At his plea hearing, LeFlore admitted that on November 6, 2017, he illegally possessed and sold a .22 caliber rifle to another person in Cahokia, Illinois. LeFlore also admitted that he illegally possessed a magazine with 10 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, a plastic bag with 20 more rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, and another plastic bag with one round of 9mm caliber ammunition.

Federal law prohibits LeFlore from possessing any firearms or ammunition because of a 2011 conviction he sustained in St. Clair County for second-degree murder.

Upon release from imprisonment, LeFlore will be required to serve three years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William E. Coonan.

Updated January 14, 2019

Firearms Offenses