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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

PITTSBURGH – Theodore Elliott was sentenced to 48 months in prison for possessing a firearm in September 2014 after a prior felony conviction, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Elliott, age 26 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence to run consecutively to Elliott’s state prison sentence for possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Elliott was on bond in that state case when he illegally possessed the firearm in September 2014.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the convictions in this case. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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Updated March 14, 2017