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Ambridge Man Sentenced For Possessing Unregistered Weapons

April 12, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 12, 2010, that on April 9, 2010, Clifford Aley, a resident of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to 39 months in prison concurrent with the remainder of his state sentence, followed by three years supervised release, on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Aley, age 53.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller, on or about September 8, 2005, to on or about February 22, 2006, Aley possessed a short­barreled shotgun and a street sweeper destructive device that were not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.  Registration was required because of the specific characteristics of these weapons.

Mr. Cessar commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Aley.

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