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Homestead Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2012

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

The one-count indictment named Lamont Crosby, 43.

According to the indictment, on Sept. 16, 2012, Crosby, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense in Allegheny County, Pa., was found in possession of a firearm. A convicted felon cannot lawfully possess a firearm under federal law.

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 offense 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 Wilkinsburg Police Department, assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 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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