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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Northside Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of federal firearm violations, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on February 6, named Ambrose J. Sample, II, age 37, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about June 17, 2017, Ambrose J. Sample, II, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

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

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 7, 2018