Steven Polito, 24, of South Bend, was sentenced in United States District Court after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Polito was sentenced to 51 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, in April 2021, Polito possessed several firearms after having been previously convicted of a felony. One of those firearms was a semi-automatic capable of accepting a high-capacity magazine.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.