United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania

10/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/20/2021 09:58

Tarentum, PA Felon Indicted on Firearms Offense

PITTSBURGH, PA - One resident of Tarentum, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal firearm laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Gregory Brown, age 36, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian W. Castello is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.