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Washington, Pa., Man Named in 11-Count Indictment Charging Firearms Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The 11-count superseding indictment, returned on April 4, named Timothy D. Johnson, 41.

According to the indictment, in or around 2008 Johnson knowingly disposed of a firearm to a convicted felon. In addition, on various dates between Dec. 5, 2010, and Oct. 14, 2011, Johnson unlawfully possessed and transferred silencers and a machine gun. The indictment also contains forfeiture allegations.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence, at each count, of ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000, 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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