26-year-old Hipolito Bello of Kankakee was sentenced to a little lesss than 2.5 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. Bello was arrested in Kankakee by the Kankakee ATF Task Force and Kankakee police Gang Enforcement Tactical Unit last June.
Bello has a prior felony conviction in 2012 for aggravated discharge of a firearm and a 2010 felony theft. He was indicted by a federal grandy jury last May. The case was the result of ongoing investigations related to gun violence in the Kankakee area.