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

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Felon Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing a Sig Sauer Handgun

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 32 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Amini Nerson, age 21, formerly of the city’s Northview Heights neighborhood.

According to information presented to the court, on or about January 23, 2020, Nerson was stopped by Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for a traffic violation. After providing false identification information to the police, a search of his vehicle was conducted by the police. At that time Nerson was found to be in possession of a Sig Sauer handgun, Model P320, despite having been previously convicted of a felony in the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, PA.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Nerson.

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Updated January 27, 2022