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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Felon Facing Federal Gun Charges

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen firearm, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count Superseding Indictment, returned on March 11, named Jason T. Korey, 32, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment, on or about April 17, 2014, Korey possessed a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon, and possessed a stolen firearm. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorneys Barbara Doolittle and Cindy K. Chung are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

A Superseding Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015