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Felon Sentenced To 80 Months In Prison For Possessing Pistol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, March 17, 2010, that Edward Harris, a resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to serve 80 months in prison for violating federal firearm laws.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Harris, age 51.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller, on June 13, 2007, Harris, after being convicted of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in the Morris County (New Jersey) Superior Court, and two separate counts of terroristic threats in the Fayette County (Pennsylvania) Court of Common Pleas, crimes punishable by imprisonment for terms exceeding one year, did possess a Model 30, .45 ACP caliber Glock pistol.

Mr. Cessar commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Uniontown Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Fayette County District Attorney's Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Harris.

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