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Fayette County Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Illegally Possessing Pistol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 180 months in prison followed by five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Chad Edward Wolfe, 35.

According to information presented to the court, on Jan. 22, 2008, Wolfe, a convicted felon, possessed a Hi-Point, 9mm Luger caliber pistol.  Wolfe was previously convicted in the Court of Common Pleas, Fayette County, on Feb.12, 2004, of two counts of burglary, and in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, on May 26, 2004, of burglary.  These are crimes that are punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wolfe.

This case was prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deterand prosecute gun crime.

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