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Maryland Man Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Firearms Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Zyeaire Brent, age 26, of Salisbury, Maryland, was sentenced on March 3, 2023, to 21 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Brent previously pleaded guilty to possessing a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol on November 19, 2020, in Susquehanna County, while knowing that he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. 

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Susquehanna County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan prosecuted the case.

This case is also part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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Updated March 8, 2023

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