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Press Release

Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

East St. Louis, Ill. – A convicted felon from the Metro East is headed to prison for nearly six 
years for his  illegal  possession  and  use  of  a  firearm.  Marrio  Robinson,  39,  of  East  
St.  Louis,  Illinois  was sentenced yesterday to 71 months in prison, which will be followed by a 
term of 3 years of supervised release. Robinson previously pled guilty to the offense in September 

According to court documents and the evidence, Robinson was involved in a shooting in East St. 
Louis, Illinois in 2017. Robinson shot toward the victim at least ten times using a Glock .40 
caliber semi- automatic  pistol,  resulting  in  injuries  to  the  victim’s  thigh  and  lower  
leg.  At  the  time  Robinson possessed the semi-automatic pistol, he had been previously convicted 
of Possession of a Controlled Substance in the St. Clair County Circuit Court and Distribution of 
Crack Cocaine, Maintaining a Drug Premise, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug 
Trafficking Offense in the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Robinson was 
therefore prohibited from possessing any firearm.

The case was investigated by the East St. Louis Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms, and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Karelia S. Rajagopal prosecuted the case.

Updated October 1, 2021