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East End Man Sentenced to 262 Months for Gun Charge

January 16, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh was sentenced in federal court on Jan. 15, 2013, to 262 months incarceration on his conviction of federal firearms offense, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Timothy Wilson, 24.

According to information presented to the court, the defendant is a convicted felon who possessed a loaded sawed-off shotgun on April 20, 2011. The defendant gave a false name at the time of arrest and was wanted for escaping from custody after serving more than five years for multiple armed robberies.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cercone considered that the defendant started his criminal career at age 14 when he assaulted his female victim and continued committing crimes after his multiple violent robberies.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of last name of Timothy Wilson.

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