Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Verona Man Who Shot at FBI Agents Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Verona, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years in prison, five years’ supervised release, $64,266.28 restitution, and forfeiture of four firearms on his conviction of assaulting federal officers and violations of federal firearm laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Frank Perez, Jr., 31.

According to information presented to the court, on October 4, 2011, Perez forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, and interfered with special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, through the use of three firearms, while the agents were engaged in their official duties. In addition, Perez used, carried, and discharged the firearms in connection with that crime of violence.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Frank Perez, Jr.

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