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Duncanville Man Admits Unlawfully Possessing A Pipe Bomb

May 12, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. ‑ A resident of Duncansville, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of an unregistered destructive device, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Ronald Allen Neeley, 40, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that in Oct. 2005 Neeley unlawfully possessed an unregistered destructive device, specifically a pipe bomb.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for September 22, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Neeley.

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