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Carbondale Resident Sentenced For Armed Robbery Of Duquoin Gas Station

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois
Case Is One of Many Using Hobbs Act to Combat Violence in Southern Illinois

On March 3, 2016, Stanley L. Cohen, 32, of Carbondale, IL, was sentenced for his role in the May 16, 2014, armed robbery of the Shell Gas Station in DuQuoin, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

Cohen, who had previously pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging Interference with Commerce by Robbery, in violation of the Hobbs Act, and Using, Carrying, and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison and 3 years’ supervised release. Cohen was also fined $400.00. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that, on May 16, 2014, Cohen and others participated in an armed robbery of the Shell Gas Station in DuQuoin. When the cashier refused to give Cohen money, Cohen struck the cashier in the head with a firearm. The cashier required stitches for the head wound. At sentencing, the judge ordered that Cohen’s 130 month sentence be served consecutively to a nine year state sentence that Cohen is currently serving for a May 2014 Carbondale armed robbery.

The investigation was conducted by the DuQuoin Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, and Carbondale Police Department.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

Updated March 4, 2016