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Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Handgun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to 26 months on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Cohill imposed the sentence on Devon Fitz Patrick Levy, 42.

According to information presented to the court, after having been convicted in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania of the crime of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, Levy possessed a Hi-Point, .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year from possessing a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Almon S. Burke, Jr. prosecuted 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.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Office of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement and the Churchill Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Levy.

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