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Local Man Sentenced to Incarceration for Falsifying Federal Firearms Forms

October 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to six months incarceration at a community confinement center, followed by three years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Charles Douglas Warner, 27.

According to information presented to the court, on or about July 19, 2009, and on or about October 9, 2009, Warner made false statements to a federal firearms licensee in connection with his purchase of two firearms. In addition, on those dates, Warner was a fugitive from justice, had pending felony drug and firearms charges, and was an unlawful user or addicted to controlled substances when he possessed those firearms.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. This case is being prosecuted as part of 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 City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Charles Douglas Warner.

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