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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pittsburgh Felon Admits Illegally Possessing Gun and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of a federal firearm violation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Donte Lamont Hall, age 26, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on January 8, 2016, Hall, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Judge McVerry scheduled sentencing for Oct. 24, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Police Department, and the Allegheny County Adult Probation Office conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Hall.

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