Three Homewood Men Charged with Attempted Robbery and Violating Firearms Laws
PITTSBURGH – Three Pittsburgh residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy and attempt to commit robbery and violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The six-count indictment, returned on June 14, named Anthony Bailey, age 37; Raymond Denson, age 36; and David Lipinski, age 35; all of Pittsburgh.
According to the indictment presented to the Court, the defendants conspired and attempted to rob an individual of pharmaceutical products on April 27, 2016, and brandished a firearm while doing so. The indictment also alleges that the defendants, each of whom is a convicted felon, possessed firearms despite being prohibited by law from doing so.
The law provides for a minimum sentence for each defendant of not less than seven years and a maximum of life in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
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 crime. Assistant United States Attorney Conor Lamb is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Northern Regional Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.