For Immediate Release
Pittsburg Felon Illegally Possessed a Pistol
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Eurie Nunley, 35, of 2936 Marshall Road, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Nunley illegally possessed a Glock 9mm pistol. Nunley was found in possession of the Glock 9mm pistol just seven months after his release from a 14-year state prison sentence for the unlawful possession of a firearm and the use of a firearm in a drug crime. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for October 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. 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 offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Colin J. Callahan is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Pittsburgh Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Eurie Nunley.