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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Stolen Firearm

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months imprisonment, followed by three years supervised release, on his conviction of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Michael Giles, age 38, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the Court, on or about Nov. 29, 2013, Giles was found to be in possession of a stolen 9 millimeter pistol. Federal law prohibits an individual from possessing a stolen firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Police Department for conducting the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Michael Giles.

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute gun crimes.

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Updated August 17, 2016