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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 84 Months Imprisonment for Illegal Possession of Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Bernard L. Mosley, Jr., 23, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to 84 
months in federal prison on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 
As part of his sentence, Mosley will serve a two-year term of supervised release following his 
release from federal prison.

On August 4, 2020, the United States Marshals Service located Mosley at a house in East St. Louis 
and arrested him on an active warrant. At the time of his arrest, Mosley was in possession of a 
loaded  handgun.  Federal  law  prohibits  convicted  felons  from  possessing  firearms  or  
firearm ammunition.   A federal grand jury indicted Mosley in October of 2020, and Mosley pled 
guilty on February 22, 2022.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), 
United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Illinois State 
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ali Burns and David Dean prosecuted the case.

Updated April 28, 2022

Firearms Offenses