Fayette County man pleads guilty to gun charge in federal court |

Fayette County man pleads guilty to gun charge in federal court


A Fayette County resident pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh Tuesday to violating federal firearms laws, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said.

Steven Daniels, age 44, of Wharton Township, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

When federal and state law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Daniels’s residence last January, they found five firearms and more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition. Based on a prior conviction, Daniels is not permitted to possess a firearm nor ammunition, prosecutors said.

District Judge Cathy Bissoon scheduled sentencing for Feb. 4.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam N. Hallowell is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security – Federal Protective Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Daniels.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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