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Man convicted of firearms possession claims state police failed to notify him FOID card was revoked

Madison County Record

Monday, March 20, 2017  |  Article  |  by Noddy A. Fernandez

Guns and Gun Control, FOID, Concealed Carry (46)
BELLEVILLE — A man is suing Jessica Trame, Chief of the Firearms Services Bureau of the Illinois State Police, and other officers and employees of the Illinois State Police, citing alleged negligence spoliation of evidence and failure to notify, as he claims the department did not inform him that his Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) had been revoked.

Warren J. Huff filed a complaint on Feb. 24 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to provide a written notice for his revoked FOID card and that he was convicted for illegal possession of firearms as a result.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 26, 2016, he was arrested by a police officer on charges related to illegal possession of a firearm after he was pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

Huff claims he had no knowledge that his FOID card was revoked because the card had an expiration date of May 1, 2024. The plaintiff holds Trame and John Does 1 through 50 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide written notice to plaintiff that his FOID card had been revoked, failed to take any other steps to notify plaintiff and failed to provide copies of plaintiff's FOID application and any records of the notification of the revocation.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit, and such other relief as allowed by law. He is represented by Thomas G. Maag of Maag Law Firm LLC in Wood River.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-82.