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Felon Admits Illegally Possessing Pistol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Jaamayl Crosby, 27, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about Sept. 14, 2012, Crosby, being a convicted felon, illegally possessed a Walther, Model PK380, .380 ACP caliber 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.

Judge Bloch scheduled sentencing for Aug. 22, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Jaamayl Crosby.

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