North Belle Vernon Felon Charged with Illegal Possession of a Gun and Ammunition

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PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of North Belle Vernon, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on a charge of violating federal firearms law, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Jashawn Anthony Mackall, 28, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on Aug. 8, 2021, Mackall is alleged to have possessed a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.  Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

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 Robert C. Schupansky is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police 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.