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Wilkinsburg Resident Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced for Violating Federal Firearm Laws

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal firearm laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Gregory Brown, age 38, as the sole defendant.

According to the information presented to the Court, on September 27, 2021, Brown was found to be in possession of an Astra .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition. Due to a prior felony conviction, Brown is not permitted to possess a firearm or ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than ten (10) years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or a combination thereof. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan sentenced Brown to a term of imprisonment of time served, or approximately four months.

Assistant United States Attorney Carl J. Spindler prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation in this case along with the Wilkinsburg Police Department.

Updated August 15, 2023

Firearms Offenses