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Local Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing 3 Firearms

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Dasean Lee, age 28, formerly of the 800 block of Citadel Street in Pittsburgh, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on February 11, 2021, Lee was arrested subsequent to a search warrant at his residence in which three firearms, including a stolen handgun, were recovered. Lee, who is a convicted felon, admitted the weapons were his.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan D. Lusty is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted a joint investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 4, 2021

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