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Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

April 20, 2012

A Mt. Vernon, Ill., man was sentenced on April 19, 2012, in United States District Court in Benton, on a one-count Indictment charging that he was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Devario M. Gale, 28, was sentenced to 180 months (15 years) in prison, five years supervised release, and fined $100. Gale had previously pleaded guilty to an indictment, which charged that Gale, who had previously been convicted of a felony, possessed a Glock 9mm firearm between December 1 and December 6, 2010, in Jefferson County, Illinois.

The investigation was conducted by the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.
















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