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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 26, 2015

Previously Convicted Fraudster Faces Consecutive Sentence For Failure To Report To Prison

Kevin D. Dowell, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty to failure to surrender for service of a sentence the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Dowell faces a sentence of up to ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years supervised release. Dowell was previously convicted of wire fraud in a scheme to defraud and embezzle from the FKG Oil Company and, in June of 2014, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. On August 20, 2014, Dowell failed to surrender to the prison as ordered and was apprehended about a week later. If convicted of the new offense, the new sentence will have to run consecutive to the previous sentence of imprisonment. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 18, 2015.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshal's Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Norman R. Smith.

Updated February 19, 2015