An East St. Louis man has been convicted on gun charges for the second time.
A federal jury convicted Albert L. Richardson, 46, of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft stated.
On April 2, East St. Louis police apprehended Richardson after receiving a 911 call that a man was firing a gun into the air, the release said. A loaded 0.40 caliber pistol with a loaded extended magazine was found in the area of his arrest.
Later that day, the release said, Richardson admitted to having the gun and shooting it.
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Wednesday’s conviction comes after Richard’s previous conviction of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. According to the release, he also has a prior federal felony conviction for heroin distribution and prior state convictions for aggravated fleeing and theft.
Richardson’s sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 25. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on this conviction.