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Erie Felon Sentenced to Four Years for Illegally Possessing Firearms

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

Erie, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 50 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws in two separate cases, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Charles L. McIntosh, 28.

According to information presented to the court, in April 2019, McIntosh possessed two firearms while being a convicted felon. In addition, on or about April 22, 2021, McIntosh possessed three firearms while being a convicted felon and while on federal pretrial release in the 2019 case. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reductions efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevent and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Erie Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of McIntosh.

Updated July 1, 2022

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