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Pittsburgh Felon Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, PA on charges of violating various federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Jamaar Alexander Blakey, 37, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on September 26, 2020, Blakey is accused to have possessed a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. The Indictment further alleges that on October 19, 2020, Blakey possessed 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 of 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, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Douglas C. Maloney 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.

Updated May 11, 2021

Firearms Offenses