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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 22, 2016

New Brighton Man Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Gun Offense

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months probation, with the first four months to be served on home detention with electronic monitoring, on his conviction of possession of a stolen firearm. In addition, Nolder, Jr. will pay $15,421.23 in restitution, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence yesterday on Daniel Thomas Nolder, Jr., 26, of New Brighton, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around Aug. 1, 2014, through Dec. 15, 2014, Nolder Jr., aided and abetted Timothy Brown, Jr., who possessed, bartered, and disposed of 53 stolen firearms. Federal law prohibits individuals from possessing, bartering, and disposing of stolen firearms.

This case involved the theft of firearms from a licensed gun store which were ultimately traded for heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Rochester Police Department, Aliquippa Police Department, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and, Pennsylvania State Police – Beaver Barracks, for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Nolder, Jr.

This case is being 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 crimes.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 25, 2016