U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Ohio on June 29, 2011 released the following press release:
“A federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland, Ohio, returned a one-count indictment charging David Pete, age 24, of Youngstown, Ohio, with being a felon in possession of a firearm, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment represents the first federal charges filed from the 2011 V-GRIP effort.
The indictment charges that on or about June 10, 2011, David Pete possessed a Steyr Mannlincher, .357 caliber pistol, model M-357, and ammunition, after he had been previously convicted of Burglary in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentences will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Youngstown Field Office and the Youngstown Police Department as part of the VGRIP initiative. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”
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