Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, with a violation of federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on March 12, named James Robert Snyder, 27, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on February 15, 2019, Snyder illegally possessed a 5.45x39mm caliber semi-automatic Saiga rifle. Snyder was previously convicted of a felony drug offense on October 16, 2014, and is therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

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