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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison after Pleading Guilty to Possessing a Stolen Gun

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, waived prosecution by Indictment and pleaded guilty to an Information in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a charge of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment followed by 3 years supervised release, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Richard Graves, age 35, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to the information provided to the Court, on or about April 15, 2016, Graves knowingly possessed a stolen firearm.

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

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. Acting U.S. Attorney Song commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Penn Hills Police Department, for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Graves.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated November 28, 2017