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Gallatin County Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

November 4, 2011

John D. Robinson, 57, of Equality, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to 90 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced. Robinson had pled guilty to that charge on July 18, 2011.

Evidence introduced in support of the guilty plea and sentence showed that on August 18, 2010, Robinson was found by law enforcement agents to be in possession of a total of five rifles and shotguns which had previously been stolen by another individual.

In addition to the 90 month term of imprisonment, Robinson was ordered to pay a total of $400 in fines and special assessments and was placed on a 3 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

The case was investigated by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, the Illinois State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.











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