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Pittsburgh Resident Sentenced for Conspiring to Violate Export Laws

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court on his conviction of conspiring to violate export laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge William S. Stickman imposed the sentence of one year of probation and a $2,500 fine on Derby Clerfe, 44.

According to information presented to the Court, Clerfe purchased nine handguns and provided them to another individual who would arrange for their export to Haiti without filing the export information required by federal law.

Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey Bengel prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Export Enforcement’s New York Field Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Clerfe.

Updated May 30, 2024

Export Control