For Immediate Release
Champaign Woman Convicted of Providing a Firearm to a Felon
URBANA, Ill. – Lawanda Moore, 31, of the 200 block of Arcadia Drive in Champaign, Illinois, pleaded guilty on November 5, 2021, to unlawfully transferring a firearm to a convicted felon. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2022, in federal court in Urbana, Illinois.
At the change-of-plea hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric I. Long, Moore admitted to transferring a firearm to Timothy Davis, also of Champaign. When Moore transferred the gun to Davis, she knew he had been previously convicted of a felony and, as a result, was not allowed to lawfully possess a firearm.
At sentencing, Moore faces statutory penalties of up to ten years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Champaign Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Ritzer is representing the United States in the prosecution.