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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Chicago Felon Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

MINNEAPOLIS – A Chicago man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for illegal possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and court documents, on June 21, 2022, a St. Paul police officer responded to an apartment after receiving a 911 call reporting a domestic incident. The officer encountered Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall, 28, who attempted to get the officer to turn his back to him so that he could hide a gun, a stolen American Tactical 92 9mm pistol with an extended magazine. The officer saw the gun and tried to remove it from Oliver-Hall’s possession. During the struggle, the firearm was pointed towards the officer. Eventually, the officer was able to disarm Oliver-Hall.

Because Oliver-Hall has multiple prior felony convictions in Cook County, Illinois, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

On October 25, 2022, Oliver-Hall pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. Oliver-Hall was sentenced today in U.S. District Court before Chief Judge Patrick J. Schiltz.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Paul Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura M. Provinzino prosecuted the case.

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