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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2010

 

GUILTY VERDICT IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, ON CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY A CONVICTED FELON

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced that a federal jury convicted ADRIAN PITTMAN, age 36, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a charge of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

The indictment, filed August 26, 2010, charged PITTMAN, who had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year (a felony), with knowingly possessing a Remington semiautomatic rifle and a Taurus .357 revolver.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Jackson presided over the two day jury trial. Assistant United States Attorneys Robert W. Piedrahita and Susan Amundson prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

PITTMAN faces a sentence of a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years and a maximum fine of $250,000. Judge Jackson will sentence the defendant following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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