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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Violating Federal Bank Robbery and Firearms Laws

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years on each of Counts 1-4 to be served concurrently and seven years on Count 5; to be served consecutive with Counts 1-4 for a total of 22 years’ imprisonment on his conviction of five counts of violating federal bank robbery and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence yesterday on Leonard Gibbons, 55.

According to information presented to the court, on or about July 17, 2015, Gibbons stole $7,828.00 from the Compass Federal Savings Bank located at 111 Westinghouse Avenue, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania; and on or about November 19, 2015, Gibbons used a firearm to steal $3,971.00 from the First Commonwealth Bank located at 1527 Lincoln Way, White Oak, Pennsylvania. It is unlawful for Gibbons, who has previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses, to possess a firearm. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a crime punishable by in excess of one year imprisonment from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the McKeesport Police Department, the North Versailles Police Department, the White Oak Police Department, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gibbons.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated December 20, 2018