Convicted felon sentenced for bringing gun to casino

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A convicted felon who brought a loaded handgun into the Seneca Niagara Casino was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday.

In February 2011, Mashama Hill got upset with other patrons at a card table and threatened to leave and return with a gun. Hill left and the patrons reported the incident to security.

A short time later, the 38-year-old returned to the casino wearing different clothing. Security personnel stopped him and discovered he was in possession of a loaded firearm.

The Niagara Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after being convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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