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McKees Rocks Convicted Felon Sentenced to More than Three Years in Prison for Possession of Loaded Firearm

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 37 months of imprisonment on his conviction for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Christy Criswell Wiegand imposed the sentence on Shawn Layne, 39.

According to information presented to the Court, on June 14, 2023, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police executed a search warrant upon Layne’s residence, which resulted in the seizure of a loaded handgun from the bedroom. At the time Layne possessed the loaded firearm, he had been convicted of multiple felony drug offenses through the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Layne.

Updated April 11, 2024

Firearms Offenses