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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Robbing Bank, Illegally Possessing Gun and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of bank robbery, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The three-count indictment, returned on October 24, named Christian Elijah Moore, age 28, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about September 5, 2017, Moore robbed First National Bank, located at 116 West 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120. The indictment also alleges that in furtherance of the bank robbery, Moore was in possession of a firearm and ammunition, following a felony conviction in 2011. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a crime punishable by in excess of one year imprisonment from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and up to life in prison, a fine of $250,000.00, 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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the Allegheny County Police and Homestead Police Departments, 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.

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