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Washington, Pa., Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Possessing Stolen Gun

January 17, 2014

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

Ronald Gardner, 45, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on Feb. 3, 2010, Gardner knowingly possessed a .45 caliber stolen firearm.

Subsequent to the entry of Gardner’s guilty plea, Judge Fischer sentenced Gardner to seven years in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, together with the City of Washington and South Strabane Township Police Departments, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Ronald Gardner.

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