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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 20, 2018
Scott W. Brady
, United States Attorney

Judge Sentences McKeesport Felon to 3 Years in Prison for Possession of Firearm

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 3 years imprisonment and 3 years supervised release on his conviction of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

On July 19, 2018, Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Edric McArthur, Sr., 49, formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on January 8, 2016, McArthur, a convicted felon, was in possession of two firearms and ammunition. Additionally, McArthur was again in possession of a firearm and ammunition on March 2, 2016. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Rachael L. Dizard prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Police Department, and the Elizabeth Borough Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case.
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