East St. Louis Man Convicted of Drug and Firearm Offenses
AUG 20-- (EAST ST. LOUIS, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on August 19, 2010, REGINALD MOSES, age 25, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was convicted at the conclusion of a three-day trial by a jury in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence; interference with commerce by threats or violence; and of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The violations took place on June 15, 2009, in Madison County, Illinois. MOSES is currently scheduled to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. on December 6, 2010.
The evidence at trial showed that MOSES and others robbed a drug dealer at gunpoint and took
Each of the counts of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence, and of
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Alton Police Department, the Granite City