Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing a Firearm
PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The one-count indictment named Andre Charles Hall, 20, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
According to the indictment, on or about October 5, 2016, Hall, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin A. Loughran is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case. This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.
An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.