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Northview Heights Felon Charged With Another Firearms Law Violation

May 15, 2012

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

The one-count indictment named Gregory Izear Corbin, a/k/a G-World, 31, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on July 21, 2011, Corbin possessed a 9mm caliber semiautomatic pistol, 9mm ammunition, a .22 LR semiautomatic pistol and .22 LR ammunition. Corbin had previously been convicted of firearms, drug-dealing, escape and theft type charges. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year from possessing ammunition or a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 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 of the defendant.

Corbin faces additional federal firearms charges for his alleged possession of a different firearm on Oct. 28, 2010. Corbin was indicted last year on that charge, which remains pending.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting these cases on behalf of the government.

These cases are 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 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the indictments.

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

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