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Pittsburgh Felon, 22, Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release, on his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Andre Charles Hall, 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, Hall, a convicted felon, illegally possessed a .40 caliber pistol on October 5, 2016. Hall led the Pittsburgh Police on a high speed chase through the Hill District of Pittsburgh, crashed the stolen vehicle he was driving, and then attempted to escape on foot before being apprehended. The firearm was recovered from a coat he threw down. Hall had a previous burglary conviction which made him a prohibited person as a felon.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the City of Pittsburgh Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hall.

Updated July 17, 2019

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