PITTSBURGH- A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
The one-count Indictment named William Lacell Dark, Jr., age 21, currently detained at Allegheny County Jail, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, on or about September 2, 2021, Dark Jr., having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release between three and five years. 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 United States Attorney Benjamin J. Risacher is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Allegheny County Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Pennsylvania