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Jeannette Resident Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Laws

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.

Kenyetta Jones, 27, of Jeannette, PA pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge W. Scott Hardy.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on February 22, 2019, the defendant knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition as a previously convicted felon. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Judge Hardy scheduled sentencing for October 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than ten (10) years in prison, a fine of $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release of not more than 3 years. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court revoked the defendant’s bond and remanded him to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

Assistant United States Attorney Carl J. Spindler is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, along with the Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Kenyetta Jones.

Updated June 6, 2023

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