U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
September 9, 2015

Suburban Pittsburgh Man Sentenced for Violating Drug and Gun Laws

PITTSBURGH—A Pittsburgh—area resident has been sentenced in federal court to three years of probation, the first year of which will include a condition of home detention, on his conviction of violations of federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David Stewart Cercone imposed the sentence on Guy Amatangelo, 42, of Pittsburgh, PA 15241.

According to information presented to the court, Amatangelo was intercepted on a federal wiretap that targeted large-scale heroin and cocaine traffickers in the Hill District section of Pittsburgh and beyond. That wiretap revealed that during September 2013 and October 2013, Amatangelo conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. In addition, on Oct. 5, 2013, Amatangelo, an unlawful user of crack cocaine, possessed a firearm.

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

This prosecution is the result of a federal OCDETF investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Other participating agencies include the Allegheny County Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Munhall Police Department and Wilkinsburg Police Department.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the FBI, DEA and the other agencies for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Amatangelo.

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