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ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF ILLINOIS: Southern Illinois Takes Part in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General William P. Barr and U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep.

Fairview Heights drug dealers Perkins and Oliver get 10 year sentence reductions

By Record News | Mar 7, 2017

U.S. District Judge David Herndon cut the sentences of drug dealing mother Deborah Perkins and son Douglas Oliver by more than 10 years, setting them up for release on the same day in 2026.

Former ESL detective Orlando Ward to be released Oct. 26; Cocaine smuggling sentence cut in half

By Record News | Oct 17, 2016

ST. LOUIS – Former East St. Louis detective Orlando Ward, whose sentence for cocaine smuggling mysteriously shrank by half, will gain freedom on Oct. 26.  

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