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Felon Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Possessing a Firearm

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June 25, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 48 months in prison and three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on George A. Robinson, 22.

According to information presented to the court, on May 10, 2011, Robinson possessed a Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro 9mm pistol. On August 27, 2009, Robinson was convicted in Cambria Co., Pa., of criminal attempt burglary, which is a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Federal law prohibits persons who have been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

According to Mr. Hickton, this case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement, agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

Mr. Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Johnstown Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Robinson.

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