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Pittsburgh Felon Charged with Conspiracy, Robbery and Illegal Gun Possession

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of robbery, conspiracy, and firearms violations, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The four-count Indictment named Deon Reese, age 44, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about March 23, 2017, Reese, and individuals known and unknown to the grand jury, agreed to rob the victim of controlled substances and money. During the robbery, Reese discharged a firearm. Reese was prohibited from possessing firearms due to previous felony convictions.

The law provides for a sentence of not less than 10 years up to life 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Douglas Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration 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

Updated August 21, 2019

Firearms Offenses
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