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PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges involving the unlawful possession of firearms by a convicted felon and possession of stolen firearms, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The six-count indictment, returned on May 2, named Dalton Douglas Duschl, 21, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
According to the Indictment presented to the court, in January and February of 2017, Duschl unlawfully possessed four firearms, which he was prohibited from possessing under federal law due to prior criminal convictions. Duschl also was charged with violating federal firearms laws by selling two of those firearms, which were stolen.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 60 years in prison, a fine of $1,500,000, 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.
Special Assistant United States Attorney Jerome A. Moschetta is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and detectives from the Allegheny County Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.