Thief Chased By U.S. Attorney Candidate Found Guilty
By Andrew Ramonas | November 9, 2021 6:52 pm

An Illinois man will serve up to seven years in prison for snatching a wallet from the office of a U.S. Attorney finalist, The Belleville News-Democrat reported.

Stephen Wigginton (Weilmuenster & Wigginton)

Stephen Wigginton (Weilmuenster & Wigginton)

Illinois Southern District U.S. Attorney candidate Stephen Wigginton, a partner at Belleville, Ill., law firm Weilmuenster & Wigginton, chased down Freddie L. Davis and tackled him to the ground shortly after the man ran off with a staffer’s wallet in July. Davis was convicted of burglary Thursday and will be sentenced Dec. 18.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) recommended this summer that President Barack Obama either keep Southern District U.S. Attorney A. Courtney Cox on the job or replace him with Wigginton.

Wigginton has been with Weilmuenster & Wigginton since 2000. Prior to joining the Belleville firm, he spent eight years as a litigator at law firms. He also served as a criminal prosecutor in the Circuit Attorney’s Office in St. Louis.


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