Springfield man sues Illinois State Police after FOID card denial

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Police faces a lawsuit from a Springfield man who says he was denied a Firearm Owner's Identification card even though he received a gubernatorial pardon for previous felony convictions.

Donn Malwick, 63, filed the lawsuit in Sangamon County Circuit Court on June 20.  Malwick is suing because he appealed the denial in September, but still has not received an answer.  Illinois State Police did not comment on the legal action, but said there is no "statutory mandate for the time period for the response to an appeal."

Malwick had felony convictions for theft in 1969 and trying to cash a forged check in 1970.  Court documents show that Malwick was pardoned on both convictions in 1999 by Governor Jim Edgar.

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