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Homewood Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

October 23, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of the Homewood area of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 37 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Lamarr Thorne, 24.

According to information presented to the court, on Oct. 28 , 2011, Thorne, being a convicted felon, illegally possessed a Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Thorne. This case was 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.

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