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McKees Rocks Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Firearms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15 , 2012

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

The one-count indictment named Jordan Osheroff, 21, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Osheroff possessed a 9mm Makarov pistol and a .38 Special revolver on March 17, 2011. Osheroff had previously been convicted of a felony charge of Carrying a Firearm without a License in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year from possessing a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 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 offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Monroeville Police Department 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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