FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KSDK) - The former assistant police chief in Centreville, Illinois pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to law enforcement when questioned about selling a gun to a known felon, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.
According to court documents, a federal grand jury indicted Corey Allen on December 11, 2012.
Prosecutors said federal investigators Corey Allen on November 30 about whether he supplied a handgun to a convicted criminal. Allen lied and said he'd never even seen the gun prior to October 11. Investigators said Allen sold the gun to the felon on May 3 for $100.
Allen admitted that he came into possession of the firearm while on the job and, rather than documenting the recovery of the weapon, he kept and later sold it to a registered sex offender.
The crime of making a false statement to federal law enforcement is punishable by up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and no more than three years of supervised release.
Corey Allen will be sentenced for making false statements and selling a firearm to a felon on August 30, 2013.