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Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Loaded Revolver

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 37 months’ imprisonment on his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan imposed the sentence on Reco Hall, age 37, of Hays Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.

According to information presented to the court, on or about November 6, 2020, Hall was in possession of a Taurus .38 Special revolver, loaded with five rounds of ammunition. Because of a prior felony convictions, federal law prohibited Hall from possessing the weapon.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Ranjan stated that the sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to achieve the goals of sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorneys Tonya Sulia Goodman and Brian W. Castello prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hall.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated October 25, 2022

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