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Former Pulaski Co. deputy arrested by federal authorities

Tara M. Kern (Source: Union County Sheriff's Department) Tara M. Kern (Source: Union County Sheriff's Department)
PULASKI COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A former Pulaski County deputy and the daughter-in-law of the Pulaski county sheriff has been arrested by federal authorities.

Thursday Tara Kern was taken into federal custody.

She was indicted by a federal grand jury last Wednesday on charges of aiding and abetting a felon in possession of a firearm charges, and obstruction of justice for allegedly concealing evidence.

Kern entered a not guilty plea Friday in federal court.

Earlier this year, state charges were filed against Deputy Tara kern. She was accused of giving weapons to her husband, who is a convicted felon.

Investigators say Kern gave husband William Kern guns that she was able to obtain as an acting law officer.

A trial date has been set for November 14.

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