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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

STEPHEN R. WIGGINTON UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

Nine Executive Drive, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208 402 West Main Street, Benton, Illinois 62812

For Immediate Release December 6, 2010 Public Information OfficerFAUSA Randy G. M assey (618) 628-3700
   

EAST ST. LOUIS MAN SENTENCED FOR ROBBERY AND FIREARMS OFFENSES

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 6, 2010, REGINALD MOSES, age 25, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, to 360 months’ imprisonment, a $300 fine, and a term of 5 years’ supervised release.

MOSES was previously convicted after a three-day trial by a jury in August 2010, of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence, of interference with commerce by threats or violence, and of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The offenses took place on June 15, 2009, in Madison County, Illinois. The evidence at trial showed that MOSES and others robbed a drug dealer at gunpoint and took over 600 grams of crack cocaine from the drug dealer’s house. After the robbery, a vehicle chase ensued, in which the drug dealer chased the robbers’ vehicle through multiple counties, and MOSES fired shots at the drug dealer’s vehicle.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Alton Police Department, the Granite City Police Department, and the DrugEnforcement Administration. Assistant United States AttorneyDonald

S. Boyce prosecuted the case.

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