U.S. Attorney

Three Canadians have been sentenced to prison for their roles in defrauding elderly southern Illinoisans and others in a prescription drug discount card telemarketing scam.

The U.S. attorney's office says two of the defendants, 41-year-old Fawaz Sebai and 34-year-old Vassilios Klouvatos were sentenced to more than three years in federal prison, while the third, 27-year-old Lefkothea Klouvatos received a two-and-a-half year sentence. They pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy charges last December.

A Herrin man is charged with robbing a Marion gas station.

The U.S. attorney says Travis Taylor is accused of robbing the Valero Gas Station in Marion on April 25th.

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Perry County Sheriff's Office

The former bookkeeper for the Pinckneyville Fire Protection District had admitted to stealing funds from the entity.

The U.S. attorney's office says 53-year-old Tammy Kellerman of Pinckneyville pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

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U.S. Department of Justice

The top federal prosecutor in southern Illinois is stepping down next month to join a national law firm based in the St. Louis area.

Federal investigators say a Chicago man accused of making threats against Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a former student.

The federal prosecutor for southern Illinois says the partial government shutdown is starting to affect his ability to do his job.