Man convicted of felon in possession of a firearm | USAO-SDIL

East St. Louis, Illinois – A convicted felon from Metro East is jailed for nearly six years
Years for his illegal possession and use of a firearm. Mario Robinson, 39, from the east
St. Louis, Illinois was sentenced to 71 months in prison yesterday, followed by one
3 years supervised release. Robinson pleaded guilty to the crime back in September
2020.

According to court records and evidence, Robinson was involved in a shooting in East St.
Louis, Illinois in 2017. Robinson shot a Glock .40 at least ten times. on the victim
semi-automatic pistol of the caliber, causing injuries to the thigh and lower leg of the victim
Leg. By the time Robinson owned the semi-automatic pistol, he had previously been convicted
the possession of a controlled substance in the St. Clair County District Court and the distribution of
Cracking cocaine, maintaining a drug premise, and owning a firearm promoting a drug
Human trafficking offenses in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Robinson was
Therefore it is forbidden to own a firearm.

The case was investigated by the East St. Louis Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco.
Firearms and explosives.

U.S. Assistant Attorney Karelia S. Rajagopal is pursuing the case.

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