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Penn Hills felon charged with illegally possessing pistol

Jeff Himler
| Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

A convicted felon from Penn Hills is charged with violating federal firearms laws by allegedly possessing a pistol and ammunition.

Christian Burrus, 36, was indicted on the charges Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh.

According to the indictment, Burrus unlawfully possessed a 9 mm Ruger pistol and ammunition after having been convicted of crimes punishable by more than one year in prison. His criminal history includes a conviction for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and three convictions for firearms violations.

If convicted of the latest charges, Burrus faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Penn Hills Police Department.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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