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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Pittsburgh Man Indicted for Violating Federal Import and Export Laws

PITTSBURGH, PA - One resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal import and export laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Leon Madorsky, age 62, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on October 29, 2020, Madorsky filed false information associated with the overseas shipping of five semi-automatic pistol slides.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of not more than $10,000.00 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Doolittle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security – Office of Export Enforcement 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.

Updated April 29, 2021