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Virginia Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

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

King Malone, Jr., a 51-year old man, from Hampton, VA, was sentenced on April 5, 2013, in district court in East St. Louis, on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Malone, Jr. was sentenced to 12 months in prison, two years of supervised release, fined $200 and ordered to pay $100 special assessment. Malone, Jr., who had previously pled guilty, admitted ownership of a semi-automatic weapon recovered in a vehicle driven by him on January 7, 2011, during a law enforcement traffic stop, knowing that he was a convicted felon and that it was illegal for him to have a firearm.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Illinois State Police.

This was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.

Updated February 19, 2015