Kevin D. Dowell, 38, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to failure to surrender for service of a sentence, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton for the Southern District of Illinois, said in a press release Sunday.
Dowell faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years supervised release. Dowell was previously convicted of wire fraud in a scheme to defraud and embezzle from the FKG Oil Co. of Belleville and, in June 2014, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. On Aug. 20, 2014, Dowell failed to surrender to the prison as ordered and was apprehended about a week later. If convicted of the new offense, the new sentence will run consecutively to the previous sentence of imprisonment. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 18, 2015.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman R. Smith.