A Jamaican man was yesterday sentenced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to 14 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release on his conviction of violating a federal firearm law.
He has been identified as 35 year old Kevin Ruddock.
According to information presented to a federal court, in May 2018 Ruddock was found with a handgun, along with 123 rounds of ammunition.
It was revealed that the Jamaican was admitted into the United States on a non-immigrant visa.
He was under investigation based on suspicion that he entered into a fraudulent marriage.
During the probe, law enforcement obtained photographs of Ruddock with a firearm.
They executed a search warrant at his home, which led to the recovery of the firearm, along with the ammunition and an extended magazine.
As part of his purchase of the firearm, Ruddock falsely represented on federal forms that he was a citizen of the United States.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, the centerpiece of t he Department of Justice's violent crime reduction efforts.