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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Charleroi Felon Sentenced To 87 Months In Prison For Possessing Ammunition

PITTSBURGH - A Washington County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 87 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of 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 Thomas David Steiner, 39, formerly of Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, in and around August of 2007, Steiner, a convicted felon, possessed assorted ammunition. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm or ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorneys Jessica Lieber Smolar and Jane Dattilo prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Steiner.

Updated July 14, 2015