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Judge Sends Felon to Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh felon has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months imprisonment followed by two 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 Jonathan Menefee, 25, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on or about Jan. 1, 2012, Menefee, being a convicted felon, illegally possessed a Glock, 9mm 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 and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Menefee. 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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