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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

PITTSBURGH – Daryl Williams pled guilty to possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Williams, age 24 of Pittsburgh, pled guilty before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon. William admitted possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, once on May 6, 2018, and then again on May 29, 2018.

Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing to occur on March 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The law provides for a sentence of at least 10 years and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is to be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

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

The Greentree Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated November 29, 2022