East Chicago Man Sentenced For Firearms In Possession Of A Felon

Ernest Willis, 25, of East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Willis was sentenced to 33 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in November 2020, Willis possessed two firearms after having been previously convicted of a felony. Both firearms were loaded, and one of the firearms had a high-capacity magazine. Willis has prior felony convictions for robbery.            

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the East Chicago Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin F. Wolff.    

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