East St. Louis Man Sentenced for Firearm Offense
Donnie Dontez Russell, 32, from East St. Louis, IL, was sentenced on December 10, 2012, in District Court in East St. Louis, Il, on one count of 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.
Russell was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, three years of supervised release, ordered to pay $100 special assessment and a $300 fine. He also forfeited three firearms. Russell, who had previously pled guilty, admitted that he had possessed these guns, knowing that he was a convicted felon and that it was illegal for him to have a firearm.
Prior to December 10, 2012, Russell had been convicted of a crime that was punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than one year.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case is assigned to Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew H. Brooks.