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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 12, 2016

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Felon to 16 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 192 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Atiba Warren, 36, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented during the trial of this case, on or about October 23, 2012, Warren, being a convicted felon, illegally possessed a Taurus, model “The Judge”, .45LC/.410 caliber pistol. The firearm’s serial numbers were obliterated at the time Mr. Warren possessed it. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine A. King prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. This case was prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Warren.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated September 14, 2016