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Homestead Man Charged in Federal Court with Illegally Possessing Firearm

Wilkinsburg Police Department, assisted by the FBI, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment of Lamont Crosby.

Lamont Crosby, 43, of 219 W. 10th Avenue, Homestead, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearm laws.

U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced the one-count indictment against Crosby on Tuesday. The Wilkinsburg Police Department, assisted by the FBI, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

According to the indictment, on Sept. 16, Crosby, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense in Allegheny County, was found in possession of a firearm. A convicted felon cannot lawfully possess a firearm under federal law.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret E. Picking is prosecuting this case on behalf of
the government.

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

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