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Washington County Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing 14 Firearms

February 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Washington, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years incarceration on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Justin Michael King, 34.

According to information presented to the court, King had prior convictions at the time he possessed 14 stolen firearms that included rifles, shotguns and handguns.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan B. Ortiz 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Justin Michael King.

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