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Uniontown Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Revolver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A convicted felon was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court to 18 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on William Kent Bricker, 56, of Uniontown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on Sept. 2, 2012, Bricker, being a convicted felon, illegally possessed a .32 caliber revolver. Bricker was convicted of armed bank robbery in 1993 and illegal firearms possession in 2004. 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 Pennsylvania State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Bricker. 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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