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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 20, 2014

Erie Felon Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Illegally Possessing Gun

ERIE, Pa - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 36 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on George Henry Sharp, 38.

According to information presented to the court, Sharp possessed a firearm while being a convicted felon.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Erie Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sharp.

Updated July 14, 2015