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Penn Hills Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing Pistols and Ammunition

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – An Allegheny County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment named Jaamiyl Dean, age 42, of Penn Hills, Pa.

According to the indictment, on or about June 20, 2018, Dean possessed an Intratec 9mm Luger pistol, a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, and multiple rounds of ammunition. Dean was prohibited from possessing the firearms and ammunition because of his prior convictions for aggravated assault, robbery, and a felony drug offense.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 15 years and up to life in prison, a fine not to exceed $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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorneys Tonya Sulia Goodman, Rachael L. Dizard, and Rebecca L. Silinski are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration jointly led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, Robinson Township Police Department, Stowe Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Wilkinsburg Borough Police Department, and the McKees Rocks Police Department. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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

Updated July 27, 2018

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