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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 4, 2022

Pittsburgh Felon Charged with Illegally Possessing a Firearm, Ammunition and a Machinegun

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating various federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The two-count Superseding Indictment, returned on Nov. 1, 2022, named Jonathan Young, 35, of the City’s Garfield neighborhood, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment presented to the court, on or about Feb. 16, 2022, Young knowingly possessed, in and affecting interstate commerce, a firearm and ammunition after having been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year imprisonment. The Superseding Indictment further alleges that on the same date, Young possessed a machinegun.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $500,000 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 Katherine C. Jordan is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated November 4, 2022