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Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Monday, August 8, 2011

Reginald M. Brown Pled Guilty in Federal District Court, in East St. Louis, to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon
McNabb Associates, P.C. (Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers)
Submitted at 9:49 AM August 8, 2011

The U.S. Attorneys Office Southern District of Illinois on August 5, 2011 released the following: MISSOURI MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FIREARM OFFENSE On August 5, 2011, Reginald M. Brown, a thirty-seven year old Holts Summit, MO, man pled guilty in Federal District Court, in East St. Louis, to 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. Brown is scheduled to be sentenced on December 2, 2011, at which time he faces a minimum potential sentence of 15 years in prison, to a maximum of life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, and not more than 5 years of supervised release after his prison term. Facts brought out in court showed that on

July 19, 2010, while patrolling in East St. Louis, WAVE agents saw individuals standing near 79th and State near a vehicle parked in an alley. WAVE decided to make consensual contact. When Brown was approached, he was holding a box of chicken. He handed the box to one of the agents and advised that he had a firearm in his back pocket. The case resulted from the efforts of the WAVE (Working Against Violent Elements) Task Force, which focuses its efforts on combating violent crime in East St. Louis, Washington Park, and surrounding communities. WAVE was formed in November, 2009, and is a collaboration of law enforcement officers from the Illinois State Police, the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois (MEGSI), the St. Clair County Sheriffs Department, the East St. Louis Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,

and Explosives, and the United States Marshals Service. The WAVE Task Force receives financial support through the Department of Justices Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative, a nationwide federal program which endeavors to address gun-related violence. To find additional federal criminal news, please read Federal Criminal Defense Daily. Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN List Removal. The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at or at one of the offices listed above.

A Commitment to Environmental Justice

Tracy Russo (USDOJ: Justice Blog)
Submitted at 8:35 AM August 8, 2011

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Pickens County, Ala., Board of Education to Eliminate Racial Disparities
(USDOJ: Justice News)
Submitted at 4:30 PM August 8, 2011

All Americans deserve to be protected from environmental health hazards. That is why last week, the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality announced an agreement and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 12898 (EJ MOU). As part of this agreement, federal [...]

The Department of Justice today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with private plaintiffs and the Pickens County, Ala., Board of Education that requires the board to institute a series of educational reforms designed to eliminate the remaining vestiges of its formerly segregated school system.