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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cahokia Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Offense

On July 29, 2013, Renaldo D. Gordon, 30, of Cahokia, IL, pled guilty in United States Federal District Court, in East St. Louis, IL, to unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Gordon is scheduled for sentencing on November 1, 2013, at which time he faces a maximum potential sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, not more than 3 years supervised release after his prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

Facts brought out in court stem from a September 7, 2012, incident when two police officers responded to a report of shots fired on a street block in Centreville, IL. Officers canvassed streets near the area, observing three males in the vicinity. One of the men, Gordon, fit the description of the suspect. After being ordered to place his hands above his head, a firearm was noticed protruding from his right hip. Gordon denied firing the gun, but admitted ownership of the firearm found on him. Gordon had been previously convicted in St. Clair County, IL, on a weapons charge.

This case was investigated by the Centreville Illinois Police Department and is assigned to Special Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong for prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015