Maryland Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearms Offense

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Zyeaire Brent, age 26, of Salisbury, Maryland, was sentenced on March 3, 2023, to 21 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Brent previously pleaded guilty to possessing a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol on November 19, 2020, in Susquehanna County, while knowing that he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Susquehanna County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan prosecuted the case.

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