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Illegal Alien Charged With Firearms, Immigration Violations

July 22, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, July 22, 2010, that on July 21, 2010, Devon Fitz Patrick Levy, a/k/a Michael Whitehead, a/k/a David Grime, a/k/a David Byran, of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearms and immigration laws.

The three‑count indictment named Levy, age 40, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on March 31, 2010, Levy, an illegal alien who had previously been both convicted and deported, was found in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in possession of a Hi-Point, .380 caliber handgun.

Assistant United States Attorney Almon S. Burke, Jr., who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $750,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Churchill Borough Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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