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Pittsburgh Resident Pleads Guilty to Possessing a Firearm After a Prior Felony Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA – Isaiah Wise was convicted of possessing a firearm after a prior felony conviction, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Wise, age 23, of Pittsburgh, pled guilty before United States District Judge W. Scott Hardy. Wise pled guilty to possessing a firearm on December 4, 2021, after prior felony convictions for possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and endangering the welfare of children. Judge Hardy scheduled sentencing to occur on March 1, 2024, at 11:30 a.m.

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

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated November 1, 2023

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