Federal jury finds Pittsburgh man guilty for Frick Park gun case from last October
A federal jury in Pittsburgh on Thursday found a city man guilty of carrying a gun even though his criminal record means he wasn’t allowed and for violating probation.
After the verdict, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton ordered Nazim Burton, 41, of Kedron Street, Pittsburgh, jailed until sentencing.
At trial prosecutors presented testimony that Burton crashed a car into a parked car on South Braddock Avenue on June 24, 2017. A witness told police he was carrying a silver handgun.
Burton was arrested in Frick Park standing next to a garbage can. A loaded, silver semi-automatic was inside the can. Burton also was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.27 percent, three times the legal limit.
In addition, prosecutors said Burton was convicted in 2006 in U.S District Court in Pittsburgh for conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of crack cocaine and at least 500 grams of cocaine. He was on federal supervised release at the time of his arrest and was ordered to never again have a gun.
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 30.
The judge revolved Burton’s bond and ordered him jailed until sentencing, prosecutors said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation.
Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.