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Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Felon to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Stolen Pistol

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

PITTSBURGH – Steven White was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm after several prior felony convictions, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on White, age 29. White was also sentenced to serve four years of supervised release following his prison sentence. In support of the sentence, the Court was informed that White unlawfully possessed a stolen pistol on June 15, 2016, while on state parole following five felony convictions and five prison sentences for drug trafficking and gun crimes. White was on parole at the time from a prior 3-6 year state prison sentence for heroin trafficking.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case. This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated March 18, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods