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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

North Versailles Felon Will Spend 44 Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistols and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of North Versailles, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 44 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release and was ordered to pay a special assessment of $100 on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Antoine Walls, age 24.

According to information presented to the court, on August 25, 2016, Walls possessed a Glock 23 .40 caliber pistol, a Glock 27 .40 caliber pistol, and numerous rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. It is unlawful for Walls, who has previously been convicted of a felony offense, to possess a firearm and ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Heidi M. Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Leet Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Antoine Walls.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 17, 2018