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North Side Felon Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Possessing Gun

April 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 20, 2010, that Denorris Mahone, a resident of the North Side section of the City of Pittsburgh, has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to 80 months in prison and five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Mahone, age 37.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt, on September 26, 2007, Pittsburgh police officers found Mahone in possession of a large caliber semi‑automatic pistol. During the sentencing hearing, Mr. Lenhardt noted that Mahone has been adjudicated delinquent or found guilty of more than 20 different criminal incidents in the past.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Diamond noted Mahone's "continual record of antisocial conduct."

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

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