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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 20, 2015

St. Charles, Missouri Man Sentenced On Firearm Charge

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Steven L. Carson, 27, of St. Charles, Missouri, was sentenced on Friday, February 20, 2015, to 30 months in federal prison for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Carson pled guilty to the federal charge on October 15, 2014 in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois.

At his change of plea hearing in October, Carson admitted that he had possessed a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol on May 6, 2012, in Brooklyn, Illinois. Carson was arrested as he was leaving the Pink Slip Topless Club in Brooklyn. Carson also admitted that he had been previously convicted of the felony offense of 1st Degree Burglary in 2005, in state court in St. Louis County, Missouri.

The investigation which resulted in Carson’s arrest and conviction was conducted by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel T. Kapsak and Robert L. Garrison.

Updated March 3, 2015