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Penn Hills Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

September 26, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area resident has been sentenced in federal court to 21 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Norman Warren, 24.

According to information presented to the court, on or about Sept. 4, 2012, Warren, being a convicted felon as a result of a prior firearms conviction, illegally possessed a Hi-Point, .380 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.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Warren. 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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