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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

East Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Possessing Ammunition, Fake Social Security Card

PITTSBURGH - A resident of East Pittsburgh, Pa., has pled guilty and been sentenced in federal court to 15 months imprisonment on his conviction of possession of ammunition by an illegal alien and use of a false Social Security number, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Guillermo Manuel Justo, a/k/a Rolando Velez Latore, 38.

According to information presented to the court, Justo, an illegal alien, on May 28, 2014, unlawfully possessed 81 rounds of .40 caliber Smith and Wesson ammunition and a social security card which falsely identified him as Rolando Velez Latore.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer denied defendant’s motion for a sentence of “time served” and stated that it “was troubling” that, among other things Justo had pled guilty (and received probation) in a related gun case – while falsely representing his identity (as Rolando Velez Latore) to the Common Pleas Court.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Justo.

Updated July 14, 2015